The proposed project general aims at strengthening the adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations, ecosystems and hydroelectric systems in the Río Blanco upper watershed and develop a model of adaptation to climate change that can be replicated in similar context in the country and in the region.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Reduce the impact of climate change on the hydrological cycle under integrated watershed management
  • Promote sustainable agricultural practices adapted to the new conditions of climate change and efficient technology in production processes supported by
    credit.

The project consists of three components:

  • Component 1: Conservation of vegetation cover on an area of 230,000 ha, supported by the introduction of the active sustainable forest management and conservation technologies
  • Component 2: Adaptation of farming practices to new climate change conditions and enable their climate smart financing
  • Component 3: Strengthening of local capacities and share lessons
Project Component 1: Conservation of vegetation cover on an area of 230,000 ha, supported by the introduction of the active sustainable forest management and conservation technologies US$ 950,000
Project Component 2: Adaptation of farming practices to new climate change conditions and enable their climate smart financing US$ 840,000
Project Component 3: Strengthen local capacities and share lessons US$ 400,000
Project Execution Cost US$ 180,000
Total Project Cost US$ 2,370,000
Project Cycle Management Fee US$ 119,373
Grant Amount USD 2,489,373