CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM: EbA FACILITY

With a focus on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA), the CBF established the EbA Facility to support the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services for effective climate change adaptation measures. These measures will help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies. The EbA Facility was established initially with US$26.5 million to support projects in targeted countries, including: Antigua & Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines.

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The Facility grants seek to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies. There is a focus on the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services and on developing and replicating successful models. Mandated by the Board, the EbA Facility Committee oversees the projects and grants selection process through Calls for Proposals.

The EbA Facility is supported by the Government of Germany through the German Development Bank (KfW), with resources from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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Second Call for Proposals Open

The CBF has opened its Second Call for Proposals, through the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (the EbA Facility).

The CBF EbA Facility, through its 2nd CfP is requesting project concept notes with a focus on EbA actions that help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies. The EbA Facility resources are composed of a 45 million EURO contribution from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety through KfW.

Around ten to thirteen million USD could be allocated under this Second Call for Proposals, depending on the number and quality of proposals. The Facility will distribute grants from US$250,000 up to US$2 million, directly to local, national, regional and international institutions, including civil society organizations, government agencies, universities & research organizations, and community-based organizations in eligible countries. Eligible countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Proposals for regional projects are encouraged.

Applications can be submitted until April 30, 2020, at 23:59 UTC-5.

Check all the details in the Call for Proposals documents available here:

First Call for Proposals Results

The CBF EbA Facility first Call for Proposals awarded $12 million in grants ranging from US$260,000 to US$2 million for the implementation of EbA solutions within the marine and coastal zones of 10 Caribbean countries.

The successful lead agencies are (in alphabetical order): Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Dominican Institute for Integrated Development, Fauna & Flora International, Fundación Grupo Puntacana, Fundación REDDOM Rural Economic Development Dominicana, Grenada Community Development Agency, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation On Agriculture, J/P Haitian Relief Organization, Mona GeoInformatics Institute - University of the West Indies, Saint Lucia National Trust, and the University of the West Indies - Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies.

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