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In the Philippines, five provinces cover more than 1.14 million hectares and support 7 million people — nearly a quarter of whom make their home on the coast.

With many families’ incomes below the designated poverty and food thresholds, they are among the most vulnerable to climate impacts such as increased storm frequency and intensity, increased sea temperature, sea-level rise, storm surges, and changes in rainfall patterns.

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CI conducted a climate change vulnerability assessment in the Verde Island Passage, finding that the highest priority actions were: to address coastal flooding and erosion from changing storm patterns and sea-level rise; to improve the resilience of local livelihoods through diversification of income sources away from primarily fishing; and to build the resilience of local fisheries to coral bleaching, erosion and degradation of coastal habitats.

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EditItem Text:CI’s mangrove rehabilitation work increased coastal protection and food resources by employing science-based methods for communities to restore lost forest sites. Over a four-year period, 500,000 mangrove trees were planted, resulting in community capacity-building in mangrove protection and management, livelihoods and organizational development.
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EditItem Text:The Verde Island Passage experiences a regular upwelling phenomenon, making it possible for the fish population to thrive on the abundance of food. With climate change, the upwelling is threatened by higher sea surface temperature and more frequent and intense weather conditions. Climate change, combined with unsustainable fishing practices, within the Verde Island Passage augments problems for the fishing communities. In December 2014, a municipal fisheries ordinance called for a seasonal fisheries closure for small pelagic fish. Limited seasonal closures of fishing sites regulate catch and boost diminishing at-risk fish stocks.
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EditItem Text:The EbA pilot demonstrations on fisheries management and mangrove rehabilitation and management have informed policy decisions for improved ecosystem resilience and adaptive capacity of communities in the Verde Island Passage. These have been replicated in small-scale in other areas. CI aims to scale up and amplify this work in a larger geographical area. With the success of gaining support for the fishing ordinance from local and provincial governments, the private sector and local communities, this fisheries management initiative can serve as a model for fisheries management in all of the Verde Island Passage.
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    EditText:Twelve income diversification activities established and sustained in 4 pilot communities in the Verde Island Passage.
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    CI — EbA Solutions Project

    These activities were funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), under the International Climate Initiative (IKI) to increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of people vulnerable to climate change in the Philippines, South Africa and Brazil through implementation of EbA measures. Project results are informing the implementation and amplification of EbA in these and other geographies, giving the lessons very broad relevance for EbA globally.

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