Guadeloupe is regularly exposed to extreme weather events. These are expected to get stronger and more frequent with climate change. The Caribbean is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests and seagrass meadows land and marine ecosystems, which provide essential defence infighting climate change. But all are showing signs of significant weakness and degradation, such as increasing CO2 emissions, waste pollution and ocean acidification. These conditions raise serious doubts about the ecosystems future capacity to provide ecosystem services.

LIFE Adapt'Islands objectives are to make the territory better adapted to climate change and to build its resilience against extreme climate events. It restores and protects coastal and marine ecosystems and their ecological connections, and improve the quality of goods and services that these ecosystems provide.

The projects goals are to:

  • restore physical ecological connections between coastal and marine ecosystems;
  • demonstrate innovative, efficient and replicable techniques for restoring coastal and marine ecosystems across the Caribbean;
  • raise awareness among the public society including business leaders, users, school children and the public;
  • integrate coastal biodiversity with socio-economic development by involving economic stakeholders and training young people.

Project information


Grand Port Maritime de la Guadeloupe


Pilot4DEV, Belgium

Regional Union of the associations of heritage and environment of Guadeloupe, France

Source of funding

Life Programme

Reference information


Published in Climate-ADAPT May 11, 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12, 2023

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