Community / Land projects / Innovative mechanisms for a cooperative climate change adaptation programme in Sierra Madre and the Coast of Chiapas, Mexico
Innovative mechanisms for a cooperative climate change adaptation programme in Sierra Madre and the Coast of Chiapas, Mexico
01/12 - 12/16
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This project is supporting partners in Mexico in developing and implementing a strategy for effective ecosystem-based adaptation measures in watersheds in coastal regions. The strategy focuses on the protection of resources while ensuring sustainable economic development in the region at the same time. Implementing this strategy should lessen the impact of climate change on ecosystems and preserve the livelihoods of the population. To this end, project partners initially assess a project region’s vulnerability to climate change and subdivide it into risk areas for extreme weather events. Appropriate adaptation measures are then planned for these regions, such as reforestation and restoration of ecosystems. The aim is to finance these measures sustainably through the global carbon market as well as through a regional public investment strategy, which is to be set up over the course of the project. In addition, the project will make use of participative approaches in order to sensitise the public, establish cooperation with local structures and ensure decision-makers deliver on their responsibilities.