Enhancing climate resilience of India’s coastal communities

Enhancing climate resilience of India’s coastal communities

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 20 Oct 2018 at B.21
  • Est. completion 28 Jun 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Protecting and restoring the natural ecosystems of India’s coastal zone to strengthen the climate resilience of coastal communities.

India’s coastline is expected to be among the most affected by climate change. Climate change impacts such as extreme weather events and sea level rise are exacerbated by urbanisation, overfishing, and poorly planned coastal development. This means that approximately 250 million people (14 percent of the country’s population) who live within 50 kilometres of coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change. 

This project will strengthen the climate resilience of coastal communities by protecting and restoring India’s natural ecosystems such as mangroves and seagrass, which are essential for buffering against storm surges. The project will also support climate-adaptive livelihoods and value chains to increase the climate resilience of these coastal communities. The project will be implemented in 24 target ecosystems in 12 coastal districts across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Odisha.

The project’s ecosystem restoration benefits have an estimated lifespan of 30 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


01 Dec 2016 - 689 days

Concept note received

01 Dec 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

04 Apr 2017

Funding proposal received

05 Apr 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Nov 2017

Cleared by iTAP

08 Jun 2018


20 Oct 2018 - 252 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2018

FAA executed

18 Apr 2019

Under implementation

28 Jun 2019 - 1,854 days so far

FAA effective

28 Jun 2019

Disbursement - USD 4,565,020

25 Sep 2019

Disbursement - USD 9,022,431

13 Nov 2023

To be completed

28 Jun 2025 - 340 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing31% disbursed

GrantUSD 43,418,606
Total GCF Financing
USD 43,418,606


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 18,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 2,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 25,650,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 18,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 2,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 18,800,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,200,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,200,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 86,850,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mrs. Nancy Bennet

Executive Coordinator, ad interim (A.I)
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Mr. Robin Merlier

Principal Advisor Environmental Law and Policy
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Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Ms. Rajasree Ray Primary
Economic Advisor
Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, Jor Bagh Road, New Delhi-110003, New Delhi, India
Phone 011-2081-9197