Partner Projects

Projects of Blue Solutions partner organizations GIZ, GRID-Arendal, IUCN and UNEP

Global and Regional Projects

Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
Capacity development by improving access to and availability of relevant data to enhance the management of Protected Areas.Implemented by IUCN. Project website
Building Capacity for Coastal EBA in SIDS
Development of coastal EbA scenario and planning tools, pilot testing, regional EbA training and global guidance and policy advice, with national pilot studies in the Seychelles and Grenada.Implemented by UNEP. Project website
Building partnerships and awareness of Europe overseas biodiversity and climate change for the future of an EU Voluntary Scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas (BEST)
Strengthen biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation in Territories of European Overseas by raising its profile, generating support and proposing mechanisms.Implemented by IUCN. IUCN website
Ecosystem-based Adaptation Decision Support Framework
Assisting national planners and programme designers to compare, select,design and track context-specific EbA versus other adaptation measures.Implemented by UNEP. UNEP website
Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC)
Protect communities from disasters and tackle the adverse effects of climate change by investigating the role of healthy ecosystems in reducing disaster risk and supporting community-based adaptation to climate change, with marine components in Senegal and Thailand.Implemented by IUCN. IUCN Website
Integrated Marine and Coastal Environment and Resource Management for Human Well-being
Developing tools and policy frameworks for ecosystem-based marine and coastal environment and resource management, including pilot testing and capacity building.Implemented by UNEP. UNEP website
Linking Community-based Adaptation and Ecosystem-based adaptation in cross-sectoral planning
Community-based adaptation (CBA) and ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA): a false dichotomy? Development of guidance on practical planning and implementation of integrated CBA-EBA solutions.Implemented by UNEP. UNEP website
Mangroves for the Future (MFF)
Implementation of action with the main objectives of knowledge enrichment and sharing, capacity building and governance enhancement in South and Southeast Asia.Implemented by IUCN and UNEP. Project website
Many Strong Voices – Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change: Incorporating Scientific and Traditional Knowledge to Reduce Community Vulnerability
Promote the well-being, security, and sustainability of coastal communities in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States by regional networking to take action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to tell their stories.Implemented by GRID-Arendal. Project website
Marine Protected Area Governance (MPAG)
Combining top-down, bottom-up and market approaches for reaching and implementing decisions in order to achieve effective and equitable MPAs.Implemented by UNEP. Project website
Poverty-Environment Initiative
Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into development planning.Implemented by UNEP and UNDP. Project website
Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServe)
Piloting the bundling of ecosystem services and the integration of ecosystem services approaches into resource management and decision making. The overall goal of the project is to better integrate ecosystem assessment, scenario development and economic valuation of ecosystem services into sustainable national development planning. Currently pilot projects in Trinidad & Tobago and Viet Nam.Implemented by UNEP. Project Website
TEEB for Oceans and Coasts
Draw attention to the economic benefits of ocean and coastal biodiversity and emphasize the unrealized benefits of preserved and enhanced ecosystem structures, functions and processes to the well-being of humans and nature. Implemented by GRID-Arendal and UNEP. Project Website
UNEP/GEF Blue Forest Project
Developing methodologies to estimate carbon storage and other ecosystem services by coastal and marine systems. Harnessing these values values to achieve improved ecosystem management and climate resilient communities. Project sites in the UAE, USA, Madagascar, Kenya, Thailand, Mozambique, Indonesia and Ecuador. This UNEP project is implemented by multiple partners including GRID-Arendal and IUCN.  Project website