Resiliencia Costera, coastal resilience, is the abbreviation for the new GCCA+ project in Cuba, “Building coastal resilience in Cuba through natural solutions for adaptation to climate change”, whose kick off workshop took place in Havana under the lead of the Cuban Environment Agency (AMA), and the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA). The 4 million euro project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The main objective of the project is to support the strengthening and integration of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and adaptation to climate change in the socio-economic development plans of vulnerable coastal municipalities. The intervention area is located within the Sabana-Camagüey archipelago, north of the central region of Cuba. It covers the fifteen coastal municipalities of the Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey provinces and will benefit 600,925 people.
Cuba is one of the 12 countries to benefit from GCCA+ funding under the latest Annual Action Plans (AAPs).