FP174

Ecosystem-based Adaptation to increase climate resilience in the Central American Dry Corridor and the Arid Zones of the Dominican Republic

Ecosystem-based Adaptation to increase climate resilience in the Central American Dry Corridor and the Arid Zones of the Dominican Republic

The Central American Dry Corridor and the arid zones of the Dominican Republic are among the world's most vulnerable tropical regions to the impacts of climate change. Climate projections for the region indicate temperatures will increase and mean annual rainfall will decrease. These changes will be compounded by further changes in the El Niño-La Niña cycle, resulting in prolonged droughts and more frequent and extreme rainfall events across the region. As the Dry Corridor area constitutes a significant portion of Central America’s population and productive life, this will have severe consequences for agriculture and food security in the region.

The programme (implemented with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration) aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of vulnerable, rural communities, including farmers and entrepreneurs, in the Dry Corridor region of Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama) and in the arid zones of the Dominican Republic. Through financing and technical assistance, the programme will encourage private sector participation and create an enabling environment for the investment and uptake of large-scale ecosystem-based adaptation and water/energy-efficient technologies.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
1,084,000
Indirect
1,364,044
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

08 Feb 2019 - 973 days

Concept note received

08 Feb 2019

Funding proposal received

09 Nov 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

16 Dec 2020

Approved

07 Oct 2021 - 363 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

Cleared by iTAP

07 Oct 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

31 May 2022

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Seven countries

One priority group

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

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 84,300,000
LoanUSD 60,000,000
GuaranteeUSD 30,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 174,300,000

Co-financing

Co-financerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 42,800,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 9,300,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 7,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 7,100,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 10,300,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 8,400,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 4,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 5,200,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 94,100,000

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

Central American Bank for Economic Integration
Mr. Humberto Rodriguez
Primary

Debt Capital Markets and External Funding Head, Finance Division
Blvd. Suyapa, Frente a las oficinas de la ENEE, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Phone +(504) 2240-2314
hrodriguez@bcie.org
avilar@bcie.org
Mr. Alberto Cabezón
Secondary

Specialist of Green Funds Resource Mobilization, Partnerships and International Cooperation Department
Blvd. Suyapa, Frente a las oficinas de la ENEE, Tegucigalpa, M.D.C., Honduras
Phone +504 2240 2112
Phone +504 9454 7995
acabezon@bcie.org
wshin@bcie.org
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National Designated Authority

Guatemala
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
His Excellency Mario Roberto Rojas Espino Primary
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Mr. Fredy Antonio Chiroy Barreno Secondary
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Ms. Jenifer Andrea Calderón Cintora Secondary
Director of International Cooperation
7 Avenida 03-67 Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
El Salvador
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)
His Excellency Mr. Fernando Andrés López Larreynaga Primary
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
Kilómetro 5 ½ Carretera a Santa Tecla, Col. Las Mercedes, Frente a Círculo Miliar, Edificios MARN, San Salvador, El Salvador
Mrs. Eva Maria Colorado Larreynaga Secondary
Director of International Cooperation and Climate Change
Kilómetro 5 ½ Carretera a Santa Tecla, Col. Las Mercedes, Frente a Círculo Miliar, Edificios MARN, San Salvador, El Salvador
Phone +(503) 2132-9680
Phone +(503) 7634-8833
eva.colorado@marn.gob.sv
rmgarcia@marn.gob.sv
Honduras
Secretary of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mines
His Excellency Lucky Halach Medina Estrada Primary
Secretary of State, Secretary of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mines
Edificio Principal, 200 metros al Sur del Estadio nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Nicaragua
Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público (MHCP) / Ministry of Finance and Public Credit
Mr Bruno Mauricio Gallardo Palaviccine Primary
Designated Focal Point / Vice Minister
Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Bolivar Avenue in front of the National Assembly, Managua, Nicaragua
Mr. Norman Rodriguez Secondary
Technical Support for Operability/Coordination
Phone +505 22222260
norman.rodriguez@mhcp.gob.ni
Costa Rica
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Her Excellency Andrea Meza Murillo Primary
Minister of Environment and Energy
Calle 5. Av. 8-10, San José, Costa Rica
Phone +(506) 22334533
Phone +(506) 22571417
Phone +(506) 22575456
andrea.meza@minae.go.cr
despachominae@minae.go.cr
Mrs. Norma Patricia Campos Mesén Secondary
Director of the Climate Change Directorate
Esquina Calle Ronda, Barrio Dent, Centro de Cambio Climático, San José, Costa Rica
Phone +(506) 22564298
Phone +(506) 83461513
cambioclimatico@minae.go.cr
npcm11@gmail.com
Panama
Ministry of Environment
His Excellency Milciades Concepción Primary
Minister of Environment
Building 804, Albrook, Panama
Mr. Bolivar Cañizales Secondary
Deputy Operational Focal Point, Head of the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone (507) 511-4256
bcanizales@mire.gob.pa
Ms. Ligia Castro de Doens Operational focal point
Operational Focal Point, Director of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment
Phone (507) 500-0855
lcastrod@miambiente.gob.pa
Dominican Republic
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Ms. Milagros De Camps German Primary
Deputy Minister of International Cooperation
Avenida Cayetano Germosén esq. Avenida Gregorio Luperón, Ensanche El Pedregal, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic (the)