River Restoration for Climate Change Adaptation (RIOS)

River Restoration for Climate Change Adaptation (RIOS)

Mexico’s mountain ranges, valleys and coastal plains form a set of 757 watersheds. Increased vulnerability to landslides, floods and droughts have been forecast as a direct result of extreme precipitation in the two drainage basins targeted in this project. In the lower part of these basins, important human settlements have become significantly exposed to the effects of climate change. This project will include capitalising on lessons learned in connecting watersheds and restoring rivers.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


22 Oct 2019 - 515 days

Concept note received

22 Oct 2019

Funding proposal received

21 Sep 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

10 Dec 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

12 Jan 2021

Cleared by iTAP

23 Feb 2021


19 Mar 2021 - 59 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

19 Mar 2021

Under implementation


One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 9,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 9,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,000,000

GCF Contacts

General media inquiries

GCF Communications
Phone +82 32 4458 6338 (KST)
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6485 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza A.C.
Dr. Renee Gonzalez Montagut
General Director
Mr. Mireya Méndez De la Torre
General Coordinator
Phone +52 (228) 8136058
Phone +52 (228) 8136059
Phone +52 (228) 8136060
Graciela Reyes Retana
Investigation and Development Director
Denice Lugo
Social and environmental investigations Coordinator
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Ministry of Finance and Public Credit
Mrs Ana Consuelo Salas Adato
Director for Institutional Investors
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1971, Torre III, Piso 7, Col. Guadalupe Inn, Alcaldía Alvaro Obregón, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Phone +52 (55) 38 88 11 46