Jamaica - El Salvador - Mexico
CityAdapt JEM is a project implemented in Jamaica – Kingston, El Salvador – San Salvador and Mexico – Xalapa (Veracruz), from 2018 to 2023. Financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the project It is executed by the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), with the support of Euroclima+.
Its goal is to increase the capacity of governments and local communities to adapt to the effects of climate change by integrating Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into urban planning.
The project is made up of three components:
1. Incorporate NBS into custom and long-term urban development planning.
2. Implement urban interventions through NbS to reduce the vulnerability of local communities.
3. Gain knowledge and raise awareness about urban NBS throughout the region.
Innovation and impact of CityAdapt JEM
CityAdapt JEM provides tools to integrate Nature-Based Solutions for climate change adaptation into urban planning. Through the implementation of NbS pilot measures, the project demonstrates how NbS can mitigate climate risks and generate a series of benefits and co-benefits for urban communities.
This project is executed in conjunction with the environmental authorities in each country (the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources – SEMARNAT of Mexico, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources – MARN of El Salvador and the Climate Change Directorate of the Ministry of Growth Economic Development and Job Creation (MEGJC) of Jamaica).