The Green Climate Fund, supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has approved USD$23.9 million in funding for a coastal resilience project along the southern coastline of Cuba. The project will enhance climate resilience for over 440 000 Cubans and protect vulnerable coastal habitats. 

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Dr. Maritza García, President of the Environment Agency, says, “By taking cost-effective ecosystem-based approaches, this innovative project will protect and restore natural habitats, reefs, seagrasses and mangroves, and help communities to protect their environment from the present and future risks posed by these severe tropical storms and hurricanes, sea-level rise and other climate change related risks. A key aspect of the project will be its focus on working with communities and local authorities to fully understand the value of ecosystems to their own resilience and livelihoods.” 

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