climate risk management
Integrated Adaptation Programme to Combat the Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Food Security in Central African Republic
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Environment
In order to respond to the greatest and most immediate threats of climate change, the government of CAR prepared a National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), which prioritized a number of interventions that should enhance the adaptive capacity of the agriculture sector. These include: promoting drought-adapted seeds, rehabilitation of degraded land, establishment of an early warning system.
The likelihood components of climate-related risks in the Cook Islands are evaluated, for both present-day and future conditions. Changes into the future reflect the influence of global warming. The risk events for which the current and future likelihoods are evaluated are extreme rainfall events, drought, high sea levels, strong winds, and extreme high air temperatures. Tropical cyclone frequencies over the past century are also examined. Some climate-related human health and infrastructure risks are also investigated.
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Ministry of Environment and Tourism Namibia, Intergrated Environmental Consultants Namibia (www.iecn-namibia.com)
The Africa Adaptation Programme Namibia Project (AAP-NAM) facilitated the development of a national Climate Risk Management (CRM) Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for Namibia. A practical and detailed 5 year strategy and a longer-term vision for addressing climate change adaptation needs in Namibia were developed based on the consultation of 60 individuals from public and private sector institutions, covering a wide range of economic and development sectors in Namibia.
The Africa Adaptation Programme Namibia Project (AAP-NAM) implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) facilitated the development of a national Climate Risk Management (CRM) Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for Namibia – targeting technical staff in the private and public sectors. A practical and detailed 5 year strategy and a longer-term vision for addressing climate change adaptation needs in Namibia was to be developed, as well as a costed CDP.
The main outputs to be delivered under this package include:
- (i) capacity assessment report per sector;
- (ii) brief workshop report, per workshop;
- (iii) detailed capacity development plan; and a
- (iv) summary report that documents the activities carried out under this consultancy and summarizes the activities and outcomes of the workshops, and materials produced.
The finally produced deliverables were summarized into a CRM CDP (addressing outputs i and ii) and a process report (addressing outputs ii and iv).
- Dr. Juliane Zeidler
- Integrated Environmental Consultants Namibia (IECN)
- Ugab Street 9
- Eros, Windhoek
Primary Beneficiaries:Planners in Ministries and in private institutions, as well as technocrats
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
UNDP's Climate Change Strategy promotes the 'Integration of climate change into UN and UNDP development assistance at the global, regional and national levels'. As part of this, UNDP's Environment & Energy Group developed a $1.2 million project funded by the Government of Spain. The project supports activities in five countries: Colombia, Cape Verde, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Malawi throughout 2008-2011. It is implemented in collaboration with UNDP's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) and UNEP-Risoe.
- To enhance the knowledge base of UNDP COs and/or UNCTs to protect their core activities against climate change
- To strengthen the knowledge base of national counterpart partners to integrate climate change risks and opportunities into development programmes, policies and plans
1.1 Risk-screening of programming documents/projects, and adjustment of programming procedures in the pilot countries.
1.2 Capacity development of UNDP COs, UNCTs and other relevant stakeholders in the pilot countries.
1.3 Synthesis and dissemination of lessons learned through the ALM.
2.1 Risk screening of climate change risks into national development policies in pilot countries.
2.2 Synthesis and dissemination of lessons learned through the ALM.
Marjolaine Cote, UNDP Project Specialist, Environment and Energy Group, firstname.lastname@example.org
Strengthening capacities for disaster preparedness and climate risk management in the Nepalese agricultural sector
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:FAO, Ministry of Agriculture (Nepal)
Nepal is one of the global “hot spots” countries for natural disasters. The country is prone to variety of recurring natural disasters such as floods, drought, land slides, hailstorms, snow avalanches, Glacial Lake Outbursts (GLOF), hot and cold waves and pest and disease epidemics. The poor and marginalised groups of people residing in the rural areas are usually hit hardest by these natural calamities. Agriculture which is Nepal’s principal economic sector, employing 80 percent of the population is highly exposed to natural disasters.
Enhancing technical capacity within DoA for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Agriculture
Strengthening basic support services for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Agriculture sector in two selected pilot districts
Demonstration of prioritized location specific technologies for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) within the agriculture sector through a participatory learning by doing process at district and community levels.
Economic impact analysis of adaptation interventions, lessons learned and policy implications
Primary Beneficiaries:Ministry of Agriculture
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Federal Environment Protection Agency, Addis Ababa Environment Protection Agency
Climate change is already affecting the security of Ethiopia’s sustainable development. Rain-fed agricultural production, mushrooming population growth, and a decline in per capita environmental resource availability (including arable land, water, pasture, forest and biodiversity) render the livelihoods of the majority of the population sensitive to climate-related shocks including drought and flooding.
This UNDP-GEF project is designed to address projected climate change impacts and their underlying causes in relation to low agricultural productivity, poor access to risk-reducing instruments, and poor supply of extension advice and gender inequality. The project will help Ethiopian communities adapt by providing them with the tools needed for anticipatory and autonomous adaptation (i.e. climate risk information, financing, insurance, technical support). By developing capacity to routinely include climate risks into planning processes, planning authorities will be able to provision appropriate levels of support to communities to help them adapt.
Outcome 1 will work to improve capacity and approaches for integrated climate impact analysis, future implementation planning and costing (including identification of technologies and knowledge needs) at the sub-national level in a way that supports local stakeholder participation in adaptation planning.
Outcome 2 will work to improve access for development agents and communities to adaptation techniques and practices. Local centers of excellence will provide capacity development services.
Under Outcome 3, the project will use two critical risk-reducing factors – access to information and access to financial instruments – to incentivise local adoption and adaptation of climate resilience enhancing techniques and practices.
Objective: To support local communities and administrations at the level of government to design and implement adaptation actions aimed at reducing vulnerability and building resilience, especially in those communities that are particularly vulnerable
- By the end of the project at least two national programmes will have mainstreamed climate change adaptation into their practice based on lessons learned from this LDCF project
- By the end of the project at least four Woreda and one Regional development plan will have been revised to incorporate climate change risks and opportunities
- By the end of the project, 5000 subsistence farmers have adopted adaptation measures, and climate resilient agricultural production has increased by 12.5% in target areas compared to baseline (1t/ha maize) and adjusted for rainfall.
Outcome 1: Sub-national institutional capacities for coordinated climate-resilient planning and investment strengthened
- By project end, four Woreda and one Regional task teams have been trained in and use climate-related vulnerability and risk assessments in an integrated area-based planning approach.
- Average CCA capacity score in the four Woreda and one Regional level is 3 for both men and women.
- Climate resilient investment strategies based on integrated climate resilient development plans are in place and attracting funding for four Woreda &one Regional area.
Outcome 2: Access to technologies and practices that improve the range and efficiency of adaptation options improved
- By project end, 5000 subsistence farmers (83% male-headed, 17% female-headed) have been trained in and tested on climate change resilience building techniques and practices, of which 35% of both male and female headed farming households have adopted such practices permanently.
- By project end, five project task teams from four Woreda and one Regional administration have the capacity to transfer adaptation technologies with a capacity score of 3.
Outcome 3: Capacity for community-based climate change adaptation improved
- By project end at least 25% of the men and 25% of the women in the target communities are using innovative mechanisms to insure against the inherent uncertainty of climate change.
- By project end climate resilient agricultural production has increased by 12.5% in target areas compared to baseline (1t/ha maize) and for adjusted for rainfall.
UNDP Regional Technical Advisor
- Jessica Troni
- Email: email@example.com
Project Status:Project Time Frame: 2012-2015
Primary Beneficiaries:Subsistence farmers in 4 Woredas [districts] and Addis Ababa