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Supporting in particular Small Island Developing States to reduce their vulnerability to climate change and building a more resilient ocean economy.
by European Investment Bank (Intergovernmental organization)
The EIB has a global target of devoting over 25% of its overall lending to climate action (both mitigation and adaptation). In addition, the EIB has set itself an ambitious goal for climate to reach 35% of its lending in developing countries by 2020. In partnership with the EU and its peer institutions, EIB will continue supporting investments in climate mitigation projects worldwide and in climate adaptation in vulnerable areas, including Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Adaptive solutions entail the protection of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, wetlands, etc. All these actions aim to realize economic development benefits by reducing climate impacts and increasing climate resilience including through the development of adaptive capacities.

The following two deliverables illustrate EIB's commitment:
The EIB and the Caribbean development Bank (CDB) have signed a USD 110 million financing agreement to support investment projects in the Caribbean under the CBD's climate action policy. The Climate Action Framework Loan II builds on the USD 65 million Climate Action Line of Credit signed between EIB and CDB in 2011 and which supports nine projects in seven countries across the Caribbean. Eligible investments under the new loan include climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience projects in sectors including energy efficiency, water infrastructure and community-level physical and social infrastructure. These projects aim to increase the climate resilience of Caribbean economies and of marine and coastal ecosystems, as well as to reduce marine pollution thereby contributing to the sustainable growth of the blue economy in the region.

The existing water supply system of the Seychelles is highly vulnerable to rainfall variability, which may be aggravated by climate change. Sewage collection and treatment facilities are also very limited, posing a high threat to both public health and the environment. To address these issues, the EIB and the Government of Seychelles have signed a loan of EUR 26.7 million supporting investment for EUR 54.6 million, which is currently being implemented. The project was developed with EIB support so as to focus on water and energy efficiency, adaptation to climate change, natural disasters risk management, water resources management and reduced contamination of coastal waters. All these areas crucially support the sustainability of tourism activities in the three main islands of the archipelago. The project is co-financed by AFD and AfDB.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Wastewater treatment
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Industrial effluent pre-treatment
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from sustainable aquaculture/mariculture
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
Seychelles Water and Sanitation Project
25% of its overall lending to climate action
35% of its lending to developing countries by 2020
Climate Action Framework Loan II
Financing (in USD)
110,000,000 USD
Financing (in USD)
26,700,000 USD
Financing (in USD)
8,000,000,000 USD
Financing (in USD)
880,000,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2020
EU (Intergovernmental Organization) Peer Multilateral Development Banks (Intergovernmental organizations) Peer Bilateral Financial Institutions (Governmental organizations)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Eva Mayerhofer, Deputy Technical Advisor Environment and Biodiversity, e.mayerhofer@eib.org, +352 4379 82553
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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