River Restoration for Climate Change Adaptation (RIOS)

River Restoration for Climate Change Adaptation (RIOS)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 19 Mar 2021 at B.28
  • Est. completion 06 Aug 2026
  • ESS Category Category C

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 - 141 days

Approved by GCF Board

19 Mar 2021

FAA executed

24 Jun 2021

Under implementation

06 Aug 2021 - 779 days so far

FAA effective

06 Aug 2021

Disbursement - USD 1,577,489

21 Oct 2021

Disbursement - USD 1,908,282

03 Apr 2023


06 Aug 2026 - 1,049 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

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

GCF financing39% disbursed

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


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

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Accredited Entity

Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza A.C.
Ms. Mireya Méndez De la Torre

General Coordinator
Phone +52 (228) 8136058
Phone +52 (228) 8136059
Phone +52 (228) 8136060
Dr. Renee Montagut

General Director
Denice Lugo

Social and environmental investigations Coordinator
Ms. Graciela Reyes Retana

Investigation and Development Director
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Unit for Public Credit
Ms. Laura Elisa Aguirre Téllez Primary
Director General, Unit for Public Credit and International Affairs, SHCP
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1971, Plaza Inn, Torre III, Piso 3, Col. Guadalupe Inn, Alcaldía Álvaro Obregón, Ciudad de México, Mexico