coastal zone management
World Bank Press Release
Washington, DC, March 1, 2011 - The World Bank Board today approved the first Country Assistance Strategy for Kiribati. The strategy, which was developed in consultation with government, donors and civil society, puts climate change at the centre of the three-year plan.
(Ressources de Formation) Infrastructures Résistantes au Changement Climatique : Considérations Conceptuelles et Actions Recommandées (Français)Submitted by naomi.sleeper on Tue, 2011-02-08 20:36
Le PNUD, en collaboration avec Coastal Zone Management, a produit et mis en forme les ressources de formation sur infrastructures résistantes au changement climatique.
(Materiales de capacitación) Aumentando la resistencia ante el clima en la infraestructura: Consideraciones conceptuales y acciones recomendadas (Español)Submitted by naomi.sleeper on Tue, 2011-02-08 20:36
(Training Materials) Climate-Proofing Infrastructure: Conceptual Considerations and Recommended Actions (English)Submitted by naomi.sleeper on Tue, 2011-02-08 20:36
SIDS Policy & Practice
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released its annual report of activities for 2009, which covers activities related to climate change and biodiversity, among others.
On climate change, the report discusses the Pacific Year of Climate Change campaign, support to national meteorological services, the five-year Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project, and support to Pacific negotiators for the Co
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
This three year collaborative NZaid project is working with coastal Fijian villagers at Votua on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu to develop pragmatic water supply and waste treatment solutions to protect public health and reduce contamination of coastal waters.
Implementing Agency:UNDP, National Execution (NEX), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Water Administration through the Climate Change Unit
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP-GEF National Communication Support Unit (NCSU), UNDP CO, Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Water Administration, Institute of Hydrometeorology, Regional Environmental Center.
BACKGROUND: The Drini and Mati River Deltas (DMRD) are two of the three deltas on the northern Adriatic coast of Albania. River deltas are a distinct feature of the northern coastal region which extends from the border with Montenegro 54 kms south to the Rodoni Peninsula. The DMRD harbours significant biodiversity and provide wintering grounds for the endangered pygmy cormorant and over 70 other species of waterfowl and waterbirds. The Drini Delta is an internationally recognized Important Bird Area.
The overall development goal of this medium size project is to assist Albania in establishing a mechanism by which strategies to moderate, cope with, and take advantage of the consequences of climate change are enhanced, developed, and implemented. The specific objective of the project is to build adaptive capacities in the DMRD to ensure resilience of the key ecosystems and local livelihoods to climate change. This will be done by first identifying, and then integrating climate change response measures into development programming in the DMRD.
This objective will be achieved through the following outcomes. Outcome 1: Capacities to monitor and respond to anticipated climate change impacts in the DMRD at the institutional and community levels developed Outcome 2: DMRD region’s conservation and development programmes, plans and policies integrate climate change risks and take local pilot actions for coastal adaptation Outcome 3: Capacity for adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation, learning, and replication of project lessons developed
Ermira Fida Programme Manager Climate Change Umbrella Program Tel/Fax: (+355) 4 225101 Mobile: (+355) 682029754 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Mirela Kamberi National Projects Cordinator Tel/Fax: (+355) 4 271941 Mobile: (+355) 682072314 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Project Status:Under Implementation
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
To reduce vulnerability and build resilience of local communities and socio-economic sectors to the additional threats of climate change in Liberia’s low-elevation coastal zones.
Coastal settlements and economies of Liberia are extremely vulnerable to the projected impacts of SLR. Besides the additional pressures resulting from climate changes, the major root-causes for the growing vulnerability of coastal areas include:
(i) uncontrolled and unplanned urbanization along the coast aggravated by domestic migrations resulting from the civil war;
1. Capacity development
2. Demonstration measures to reduce vulnerability
3. Knowledge management and up-scaling
4. Project management
1. Relevant national coastal and land use and other policies introduced and/or revised on the basis of climate change scenario planning and impacts economic assessments; National awareness building and training programmes to enable decision makers and stakeholders to understand and manage climate change related coastal risks; Cost-effective standards to manage climate change risks integrated into ICZM and coastal development policies/programs; Master Plan for urban coastal cities (Monrovia and Buchanan), zoning regulations and land-use plans reviewed and amended to incorporate climate risk management needs; Proposal for revising national sectoral budgets to address climate change threats in coastal zones (based on thorough economic valuation of impacts) developed.
2. An environmentally-friendly and cost-effective breakwater system for Monrovia coastal area (with co-financing). Soft systems to reduce beach erosion induced by SLR implemented in selected coastal areas (Monrovia or Buchanan). Mangroves systems and coastal natural ‘’buffer zones’’ restored and maintained to withstand climate-induced pressures). Early warning system for informing national planners and coastal communities on climate change-related coastal risks established (with co-financing); A strategic framework developed for climate-resilient alternative livelihood options in selected priority areas (to be refined during PPG).
3. Toolkits, knowledge products and guidance materials on climate-resilient coastal development and dissemination to key agencies, municipalities and local communities. National information dissemination workshops aimed at sectoral planners and policy makers. Project website developed as a knowledge platform. Project lessons prepared for dissemination through the Adaptation Learning Mechanism.
Tom Twining-Ward Regional Technical Advisor, UNDP/GEF (through Bo Lim, Principal Technical Advisor, Climate Change Adaptation) Tel: +27 12 354 8136 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Status:Council Approved
Primary Beneficiaries:coastal communities
Strengthening Adaptive Capacities to Address Climate Change Threats on Sustainable Development Strategies for Coastal Communities in Haiti
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:Ministry of Environment
Description To strengthen adaptive capacity of populations and productive sectors in coastal areas to address increasing climate change risks.
1. Systemic, institutional and individual capacity development 2. Sustainable financial framework for Climate Risks Management (CRM) in coastal areas 3. Piloting of on-the-ground coastal adaptation measures 4. Knowledge management, codification of best practices and dissemination 5. Project management
1. Skills of key stakeholders (Municipal councils; Ministry of planning; Humanitarian forum; Department for civil protection; Ministry of agriculture; Ministry of Transport and Public works; Universities; MINUSTAH; EDH, CAMEP, SNEP) in using decision support tools for climate change risk management developed; Cost-effective standards to manage climate change risks integrated into ICZM and coastal development policies/programs; Master Plan for urban coastal cities, zoning regulations and local disasters preparedness strategies reviewed and amended to incorporate climate risk management needs; and Systematic information flows on climate change, including variability, between producers and users established. 2. Proposal for revising national sectoral budgets to address climate change threats in coastal zones (based on thorough economic valuation of impacts) developed; A multi-donor programmatic framework for adaptation designed (including cooperation mechanisms and long-term investment plans for adaptation in coastal regions). 3. Climate risks coping mechanisms, and practices demonstrated by vulnerable coastal communities (e.g. conservation of natural coastal defenses and buffering systems, artificial groundwater recharge methods, low-cost water treatment technologies); and A strategic framework developed for climate-resilient alternative livelihood options in two selected coastal communes (in southern departments). 4. Toolkits, knowledge products and guidance materials on climate-resilient coastal development and dissemination to key agencies, municipalities and local communities; Thematic program on CR data management developed within the PITDD and ONEV; Project website developed as a knowledge platform; and Project lessons prepared for dissemination through the Adaptation Learning Mechanism.
Project Status:Council Approved
Primary Beneficiaries:coastal communities
Implementing NAPA Priority Interventions to Build Resilience in the most Vulnerable Coastal Zones in Djibouti
Implementing Agency:United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:Ministry of Natural Resources (MUHEAT)
To address the impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems and communities by implementing a set of urgent measures that will strengthen the capacity to predict future changes, while helping local populations to adapt through the adoption of soft measures for more sustainable production methods, particularly in the areas of water management, agriculture, fisheries and tourism. An ecosystems management approach will be applied as the framework for addressing the root causes of vulnerability.
1. Policy, planning and scientific capacity for climate change adaptation
2. Demonstrate and pilot measures that address the root causes of ecosystem vulnerability in key climate change buffering systems
3. Climate disaster prediction and prevention
4. Monitoring and Evaluation
5. Project management
1.1.1 Detailed synthesis of vulnerability of coastal water resources in context of climate change.
1.1.2 Policy implications/ guidelines document; Necessary institutional and legal reforms put in place.
1.1.3 Revised standards or norms for sustainable coastal resource extraction, including of water (as an annex to existing policies/plans)
1.1.4 Training of communities/staff on climate change adaptation and ICZM
1.1.5 private sector engagement strategy
1.1.6 long-term vulnerability reduction plan for Khor Angar/ Damerjog approved at district level
2.1.1 Environmental resilience restored in degraded watersheds and wadi shores in 2 project areas to reduce floods from sea water intrusion and intense rains. This will be done through replanting of vegetation and identifying natural groundwater infiltration zones.
2.1.2 Mangrove rehabilitation in the north to reduce coastal erosion/ floods from sea-level rise
2.1.3 Measures to reduce pressure on mangrove harvesting put in place (cooking efficiency, enhanced community management of fuel wood, and ecotourism and fishing development around mangroves for incentivization)
2.1.4 Small sand banks to control sea water intrusion in Damerjog put in place
2.1.5 Technologies for sustainable water extraction demonstrated, including through training.
2.1.6 Community training for management and maintenance of measures and incentives
3.1.1 Geographic extension/ coordination of existing early warning systems
3.1.2 Sea-level rise impact monitoring system
3.1.3 Hydrometric monitoring tools in 3 watersheds are put in place to measure rainfall and temperature
3.1.4 Decentralized training for hydro-climatic monitoring
Project Contact Person:
Liza Leclerc (CC)
Virginie Hart (water)
Tel: +254 20 7623113
Project Status:Council Approved