Advancing ecosystem-based approaches for building climate resilience, livelihoods, and food security in the Coral Triangle

Implemented by Environmental Defence Fund

In partnership with the Global EbA Fund, Environmental Defense Fund is undertaking a nearshore rehabilitation project in Cabalian Bay, an extremely climate vulnerable fishing region in the Philippines. Here, climate change, unsustainable coastal development, and overfishing have damaged nearshore and offshore ecosystems, limiting the benefits these ecosystems can provide for local communities, such as storm surge protection and fisheries habitat. These drivers have also made local fishers and fish farmers more food and income insecure. Environmental Defense Fund’s rehabilitation project will restore damaged ecosystems, create sustainable livelihoods, increase food security, and mitigate climate change impacts.  The project benefits will create a foundation for similar work throughout the Coral Triangle.

Cohort: 2nd (September 2021 cutoff)

Award: US$250,000

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