Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Cuba through Ecosystem Based Adaptation - "MI COSTA"

Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Cuba through Ecosystem Based Adaptation - "MI COSTA"

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 19 Mar 2021 at B.28
  • Est. completion 13 Sep 2029
  • ESS Category Category B

Cuba is frequently affected by tropical storms and it is highly vulnerable to extreme weather events. Due to its long coastline, 57 percent of the country’s population lives in coastal municipalities which are highly vulnerable to flooding caused by intense storms and rising sea levels.

The project aims to increase the climate resilience of over 1.3 million vulnerable people living in the target coastal communities by employing an ecosystem-based adaptation approach. It will restore mangroves, swamp forests and grass swamps to improve the health of seagrass beds and coral reefs. The project will also include training 60 percent of the population within the targeted municipalities on how to protect ecosystems to enhance climate adaptation.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


06 Apr 2018 - 1079 days

Concept note received

06 Apr 2018

Funding proposal received

04 Jul 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

19 Jul 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

14 Dec 2020

Cleared by iTAP

23 Feb 2021


19 Mar 2021 - 179 days

Approved by GCF Board

19 Mar 2021

FAA executed

18 Jun 2021

Under implementation

13 Sep 2021 - 1,014 days so far

FAA effective

13 Sep 2021

Disbursement - USD 2,115,102

16 Dec 2021

Disbursement - USD 11,195,613

25 Jul 2023

To be completed

13 Sep 2029 - 1,910 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing56% disbursed

GrantUSD 23,927,294
Total GCF Financing
USD 23,927,294


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 16,242,488
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,694,376
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,435,071
Total Co-Financing
USD 20,371,935

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mrs. Nancy Bennet

Executive Coordinator, ad interim (A.I)
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Phone +12129065044
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 Science, Technology and Environment
Dr. José Núñez Primary
Deputy Minister
Linea No 8 / N and O. Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba
Phone +537 837 0382
Phone +537 837 0382
Mrs Odalys Goicochea Cardoso Secondary
Director of the Environment Department
Linea No.8 / N and O. Vedado, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba
Phone (537) 8310286