Communities in coastal areas in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been facing challenges such as salinization and contamination of freshwater sources, and extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. This situation has direct impacts on people’s livelihoods and well-being and is aggravated by the impacts of global climate change.
The objective of the project ¨WaterClima-LAC. Management of Watershed and Costal Areas in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean¨ was to contribute to poverty reduction and to sustainable development in LAC through improved environmental governance and management of coastal areas. The project aimed at enhancing coastal zone management and thereby increasing the resilience to climate change in LAC countries, and specifically in four pilot areas in Mexico (La Paz), Argentina (Mar del Plata), El Salvador (Bajo Lempa) and Haiti (Aquin).
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To coordinate stakeholder mapping and analysis of potential partners and resources in the four pilot areas
To lead the design of the institutional capacity building approach focused on national and local actors, based on a needs assessment.
Dissemination of project results in Europe.