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.