Adaptation project to increase resilience to coastal flooding and saline intrusion on the southern coast of Cuba. The pillars of the project are: protection and rehabilitation of ecosystems, capacity building (both in government institutions and in communities) and strengthening of regulation.
The project will affect 1,300 km of coastline, benefiting more than 1 million people in 24 communities.
11,427 ha of mangroves, 3,088 ha of swamp forest and 928 ha of swampy grass will be restored, which in turn will improve the health of 9,287 ha of seagrass beds and 134 km of coral reef ridges.
The project also contemplates providing training to decision makers, teachers, leaders of the economic sector and local communities, with the objective of providing training to 60% of the population within the selected municipalities.
Environmental information will be distributed through a knowledge platform, to ensure the strengthening of regulatory frameworks and continuous feedback from and to communities, organizations and government.