Posted on 28 September 2022

The Galápagos Islands, located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, are a global natural treasure. So we are delighted to be involved in a new US$117.6 million programme, funded by the Green Climate Fund, that will help the island community play its part in tackling the climate crisis and increasing resilience to its impacts. The work will include helping the islands switch to more renewable energy sources, sustainably manage about 20,000 hectares of agricultural land, and restore ecosystems in 138,000 sq km of coastal waters and 1,500 hectares of land. More than 250 green jobs should be created in the energy, agriculture, fishing and tourism sectors, generating work for nearly 5,000 others. WWF-Ecuador will work with partners to implement climate adaptation measures in the fishing sector, promote nature restoration on land and in the sea, as well as generate awareness and participation in the programme by the island community.