Climate Smarting Marine Protected Areas and Coastal Management in the Mesoamerican Reef Region - CLME+ HUB

    Climate Smarting Marine Protected Areas and Coastal Management in the Mesoamerican Reef Region

Brief Description:
The project aims to mainstream climate-smart principles into Marine Protected Area management and coastal development policies in countries bordering the Mesoamerican Reef with a view to improve the adaptive capacities of coastal communities in the region. Specific, e.g. ecosystem-based, adaptation options will be determined in a cross-sector and stakeholder-driven decision-making process applying science-based tools including ecological risk assessments and cost-benefit analyses that integrate climate change and social development scenarios, ecosystem services modelling and green vs. grey infrastructure. While informing relevant policy and management frameworks, adaptation measures will be implemented in selected coastal areas in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The project will enhance knowledge and capacities at local and national levels, contribute to national adaptation policies and action plans and make best practices available at relevant national and international fora.

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Lead Organization : WWF-Germany
Donor: BMU
Project ID: 152-3009
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update: 25/03/2021

Start Date: 2018-06-01
End Date: 2022-11-01
Project Profile Manager: Andreas Lehnhoff
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Partners: Belize Fisheries Department, Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority,Belize National Protected Areas Secretariat, Honduras National Institute of Forest Conservation and Development, Honduras Protected Areas and Wildlife, Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mines, Guatemala Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico National Commission of Protected Areas, US Leland Stanford Jr. University
Grant (USD): $5,245,829.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Belize  Guatemala  Honduras  Mexico
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