In its first application cycle, which closed in April 2021, the Global EbA Fund received 276 applications with projects proposed in 75 countries and territories. In its second application cycle, which closed on 15 September 2021, 622 applications were received.
The Global EbA Fund has now announced its approval of a total of US$1,656,115 worth of grants over the next three years, awarded to seven projects, making up the first cohort of the Fund.
The individual grants are listed below.
Collectively, this first set of seven projects will work to increase the uptake, scalability, and replicability of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change interventions across diverse ecosystems in nine countries, spanning five continents. These projects will demonstrate the economic co-benefits of ecosystem-based adaptation implementation with an emphasis on local needs, synergistic effects between ecosystem-based adaptation and other approaches, and much more.
First Cohort of Grantees
Financing & Enabling Community Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Water & Energy Security, implemented in Colombia and Costa Rica by the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Putting ecosystems at the center of adaptation through climate smart village approach, implemented in Honduras and Guatemala by the Alliance of International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Alliance of Bioversity International
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Second Cohort of Grantees
More than 620 proposals were submitted for the second Global EbA Fund application cut-off, of 15 September 2021.
Concept notes which were received in full with supporting documents by 15 September 2021 at 23:59 UTC+2 (Geneva time) will be considered for the 2nd Global EbA Fund funding decision.
Third Cohort of Grantees
Concept notes which were received in full with supporting documents by 28 February 2022 at 23:59 UTC+2 (Geneva time) will be considered for the 3rd Global EbA Fund funding decision. The Fund is unable to respond to requests regarding the status of the selection process.