[Coral-List] Website to help fund climate adaptation projects in the Coral Triangle launched

Alex Score alex.score at ecoadapt.org
Mon Jun 9 12:55:59 EDT 2014

Please see attached and below press release to be distributed in your list
serv- on a newly developed tool to promote climate adaptation in the Coral
Triangle region celebrating Coral Triangle Day.

Thanks in advance.



Date: June 9, 2014

Contact: Alex Score, [Alex at ecoadapt.org], (305) 509-2635

or Sanjyot Sangodkar (sanjyot.ccam at gmail.com)

*Website to help fund climate adaptation projects in the Coral Triangle
launched *

In celebration of the Coral Triangle today and for years to come, EcoAdapt
and WWF present the Coral Triangle Climate Adaptation Marketplace

The Coral Triangle Climate Adaptation Marketplace is an online portal that
aims to connect funding sources and climate adaptation projects in the
Coral Triangle region.

“By linking projects to funds and funds to projects, the Marketplace
contributes to the region by streamlining vital and often lacking
information needed to develop climate change adaptation projects and create
positive regional outcomes,” said Dr. Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt Chief Scientist
and Executive Director.

The Coral Triangle Adaptation Marketplace provides an exchange between
funders and project developers, serving as a matchmaking tool to aid in
accessing adaptation funding for the region. Projects in all six Coral
Triangle countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines,
Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste, including Fiji, are eligible to join the

Climate change is already affecting the vulnerable resources of the Coral
Triangle region. Predicted increases of severe storms, rising seas, ocean
acidification, and increased sea temperatures are threatening coastal
communities and their food security, impacting the income and livelihood of
over 120 million people in the region. Under the current trajectory, the
ability of the Coral Triangle’s coastal environments to provide food for
the local people is projected to decline 80% by 2100.

Priority adaptation projects have been identified in all of the Coral
Triangle countries, however investors are facing challenges in allocating
funds due to the lack of information and understanding of regional,
national, and local adaptation priorities. At the same time, project
developers are facing obstacles in accessing and understanding the
requirements for unlocking funds to support climate adaptation projects to
protect regional resources and communities. To address these challenges,
WWF and EcoAdapt developed the Coral Triangle Climate Adaptation Marketplace

“This innovative tool that brings together project developers with funders
will help bring about more climate adaptation initiatives in the Coral
Triangle and help strengthen the resilience of the millions of people in
the region against the effects of climate change,” said Jackie Thomas, WWF
Coral Triangle Programme Leader.

To learn more and explore the Coral Triangle Climate Adaptation Marketplace
go to:

*Notes to the editor *

*About EcoAdapt*

*EcoAdapt* has one goal - creating a robust future in the face of climate
change. EcoAdapt provides support, training, and assistance to make
conservation and management less vulnerable and more Climate Savvy.
EcoAdapt was founded by a team of some of the earliest adaptation thinkers
and practitioners in the field and continues to lead the field in bridging
the gap between climate science and management decision-making.

*About WWF and the Coral Triangle*

*WWF’s *mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural
environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with
nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the
use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the
reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. WWF is working with
governments, local communities, businesses, and consumers to promote
sustainable development in the Coral Triangle region. For information on
Coral Triangle go to www.panda.org/coraltriangle


Alessandra Score <Alex at ecoadpt.org>, *Lead Scientist*
Direct: 305-509-2635, Main Office: 206-201-3834

Visit the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange <http://www.cakex.org/>
(CAKE) and our blog, Adaptation Nation

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