Mediterranean Coastal Zones Climate Resilience Water Security and Habitat Protection
The project addresses Mediterranean coastal zones where the most pressing climate-related and sustainability concerns are concentrated, and where most marine degradation originates. It is aimed at achieving positive impacts in the following domains:
Sustainability of the coastal zone resources in beneficiary countries through the expanded compliance with the ICZM Protocol, the adoption of national ICZM strategies, coastal plans and instruments, and improved gender equality;
Resilience to climatic variability and change and water security of coastal populations through improved sustainability of services provided by coastal aquifers and by groundwater-related coastal habitats; and
Effectiveness, long-term sustainability, and replication potential of project results by sharing experiences and lessons learned in and among countries, and full integration of gender considerations.
The project's purpose is to assist countries, in particular coastal zone managers and populations, in adapting to evolving climatic conditions threatening the sustainability of the freshwater supply and introducing land use policies and development practices respectful of the diverse Mediterranean coastal zones characteristics: intrinsic vulnerabilities, natural and cultural functions, freshwater-seawater interactions; and geological processes. By promoting gender equality principles in coastal zone management practices and policies, and mainstreaming gender considerations in all of its activities, the project will improve the effectiveness and sustainability of integrated coastal zone management in the Mediterranean region.
UNEP/MAP is the Executing Agency of this Child Project, and its participating countries are Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Montenegro, Morocco and Tunisia. The Executing Partners are UNESCO/IHP, GWP-Med, Plan Bleu and PAP/RAC.
This Child Project is composed of two Components:
• Component 1: Coastal Zone Management
• Component 2: Management of Coastal Aquifers and Related Ecosystems
Mediterranean Sea (LME)
Northern Africa , Eastern Europe , Southern Europe
|Project type||Full-Size Project|
|Status||active (Project Approved)|
|Start Date||01 jan. 2020|
|End Date||31 des. 2022|
|Focal Area||International Waters|
|GEF Allocation to project||USD 7 000 000|
|Total Cost of the project:||USD 150 270 231|