Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Cuba through Ecosystem Based Adaptation – “MI COSTA” (GCF-FP157)

  • Cuba
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  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 16, 2021
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Government of Cuba
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  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 23.92 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 44.29 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Mar 1, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Feb 23, 2021

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Project Description

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.

Investment Description