Coordinating Global Agendas from a Local Approach

Coordinating Global Agendas from a Local Approach: Ecosystem-based Adaptation as a Catalyst for Municipal Actions to Achieve Global Goals.

Implementation period

32 months (January 2019 - October 2021)

EU grant amount

€ 947,550

Overall project amount

€ 1' 317,563





To increase local resilience by integrating the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach in priority municipalities in Mexico and Brazil.

To achieve this, global agendas of climate change, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction will be coordinated.



  • 20 local governments and their officials
  • 50 citizen representatives, whose abilities for the development, assessment, execution and monitoring of EbA plans and measures will be strengthened
  • Approximately 120 farmers and 480 people


  • 16 local governments and their officials
  • 74 citizen representatives
  • Approximately 40 rural properties and one indigenous property in Porto Seguro
  • Approximately 60 families that work with piaçava crafts in Santa Cruz Cabrália
  • 240 people in local communities


“Through reforestation, we can face climate change and protect the planet little by little. We receive a great variety of plants from the Coordinating Global Agendas from a Local Approach project, which will be of great help to those of us who live in the common land of the Juárez Association.”

Alma Mejía, beneficiary
Juárez Association, Armería, Colima

“The project creates an opportunity to strengthen abilities at the local level. It contributes to the achievement of national and international goals regarding the adaptation to climate change; EbA actions are implemented through the collective collaboration of different stakeholders; and good practices are promoted, as well as intra-country and south-south dialogue.”
Alejandra Tenorio, Project Coordinator


Exchange between countries

Brazil and Mexico share methodologies and approaches in order to strengthen the adaptation component in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and highlight the EbA approach at the local level.


  • Alejandra Tenorio Peña
    Project Coordinator, Pronatura México
  • Mariana de Olivera Gianiki
    Project Coordinator in Brazil, Asociación Nacional de Órganos Municipales de Medio Ambiente (ANAMMA) - Brazil
  • Ana Luisa Toscano Alatorre
    Social Engagement Coordinator, Pronatura México
  • Manuel Bonilla
    Field Technician, Pronatura México

Contact person in each country

Alejandra Tenorio Peña
Project Coordinator in Mexico
Pronatura México

Mariana Gianiki,
Project Coordinator in Brazil
Asociación Nacional de Órganos Municipales de Medio Ambiente (ANAMMA) - Brazil

Contact us

European Union:
Office Expertise France: 73, rue de Vaugirard-75006 Paris.
Office GIZ: Rue Archimède 61, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Office Expertise France: Av. Calle 82 # 10-33 Of. 302 – Bogotá, Colombia
Expertise France: +33 1 70 82 73 57
GIZ: + 32 2 710 1937

Implementing Agencies

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