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CBF Launches Call for Proposal—Up to US$14M Available

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund’s Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Facility Launches Fourth Call for Proposal Under Its Climate Change Program

17 November 2022 – The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) today announced its most recent Call for Proposals, through its Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Facility with up to US$14 million in grants available.

Through this fourth Call for Proposal, the CBF is seeking applications for projects that utilize Ecosystem-based Adaptation approaches—the use of natural habitats and ecosystem solutions as part of an overall strategy that help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.

The EbA Facility has over 45 million Euros from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety through KfW.

To date, the Facility has approved US$36 million in grant funding. A total of US$22 million was awarded to implement 19 projects under the first two calls for proposals, while another US$14 million has been earmarked for the approved projects from the third call for proposals.

“The EbA Facility has always used an open call for proposals approach which has proven successful in identifying projects that positively impact climate change adaptation efforts on the ground in a range of communities across the region”, said Climate Change Program Manager Dr Ulrike Krauss.

Available grants range from US$250,000 up to US$2 million. Eligible organizations include local, national, regional and international institutions such as civil society organizations, government agencies, universities, research organizations, community-based organizations, and United Nations agencies in eligible countries and territories.

“We invite eligible organizations to submit their Concept Notes using our online portal before the call for proposals closes on 24 January 2023. , Dr Krauss said. The CBF also encourages interested persons to attend a virtual workshop on 30 November 2022 where we will provide additional information on the kind of proposals we are looking for, highlight common shortfalls, and answer questions on preparation of Concept Notes for this Call for Proposals

Countries and territories that are eligible for this Call are Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Proposals for regional projects are encouraged and can involve Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.

To apply for this Call for Proposals or learn more about eligibility, visit caribbeanbiodiversityfund.org.

Third from left: CBF Climate Change Program Manager Dr Ulrike Krauss and other panelists pause for a photo after the Ecosystem-based adaptation and forest restoration for increased resilience: Experiences and strategies from Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic side event at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Dr. Ulrike Krauss, CBF Climate Change Program Manager launched the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Facility’s Fourth Call for Proposal at #COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Download group of panelists image here and image of Dr Ulrike Krauss speaking here

ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN BIODIVERSITY FUND

The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund was established in 2012 to create reliable, long-term funding for conservation and sustainable development in the Caribbean region.

The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) is a regional umbrella environmental fund that uses a flexible structure to implement innovative solutions and consolidate resource mobilization in the Caribbean through a range of financial instruments.

Currently, the CBF has 3 programs, the Conservation Finance Program, based on an endowment fund, Climate Change Program, focused on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) strategies, and Nature-based Economies Program with an Advancing Circular Economy focus.

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Contact For more information on the EbA Facility Call for Proposals, please contact the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund.

Renée Smith communications@caribbeanbiodiversityfund.org 876-535-8168

www.caribbeanbiodiversityfund.org

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