top view of valley near body of water

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

Coral reef in the Philippines. © Ocean Image Bank / Gregory Piper

Effective Management and Sustainable Financing of Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas in the Philippines, implemented by Blue Finance

Hydropower from above. © Dan Meyers on Unsplash

Financing & Enabling Community Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Water & Energy Security, implemented in Colombia and Costa Rica by the World Resources Institute (WRI)

Corals and mangroves in Indonesia. © Ocean Image Bank / Alexander Mustard

Kalimantan Mangrove Shrimp Project, implemented in Indonesia by Blueyou

Cattle alongside the Interoceanica highway, Mazuco, Peru. Credit: Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF

Mainstreaming Proven EbA Solutions with Small-Scale Cattle Ranches to Increase the Resilience of Livestock Supply Chain in Northeast Mexico, implemented by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Mexico

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