Coastal Zone Management
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE)
This project is designed to reduce vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change, including variability at local and national levels.
The programme has a 3 pronged approach:
- Community-engagement in coastal vulnerability assessment, adaptation planning and awareness
- Integrated Community –Based Coastal Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management measures
- Institutional strengthening to support climate resilient coastal management policy frameworks
Objective 1: Reduce vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change, including variability at local and national levels
- Outcome 1.1: Reduced exposure at national level to climate related hazards and threats
- Output 1.1.Risk and vulnerability assessments conducted and updated at national level
- Outcome 1.2: Strengthened institutional capacity to reduce risks associated with climate-induced economic losses
- Output 1.2 Strengthened capacity of national and regional centers and networks to rapidly respond to extreme weather events
- Outcome 1.3: Strengthened awareness and ownership of adaptation and climate risk reduction processes at local level
- Output 1.4.Targeted population groups participating in adaptation and risk reduction awareness activities
Objective 2: Increase adaptive capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change, including variability at local and national level.
- Outcome 2.2: Increased adaptive capacity within relevant development and natural resource sectors
- Output 2.2 and 2.3 Vulnerable physical, natural and social assets strengthened in response to climate change impacts, including variability
Project Contact Person
- Gabor Vereczi (LECRDS)
- Tel: +685 7280081
- Email: email@example.com
Project Status:SOF Approval/Endorsement (as of 6 February 2012)
Primary Beneficiaries:Coastal communities
Enhancing adaptive capacity of communities to climate change-related floods in the North Coast and Islands Region of Papua New Guinea
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Office of Climate Change and Development
The proposed programme is planned to be implemented in two regions within Papua New Guinea. The North Coast area comprises 6 provinces with a population of around 1.8 million people. The Islands Region comprises 5 provinces with a population of around 750,000 inhabitants. Coastal flooding is the most important climate change related hazard in this region not only threatening the people in the coastal communities but also important economic centers, as most provincial capitals and economic centers are situated along the coast, particular provincial capitals.
Component 1: Adaptation to coastal flooding-related risks and hazards for North Coast and Islands Region communities
The combination of the outputs under this component will enhance the targeted coastal communities’ capacity to adapt to the risks and hazards posed by climate-related coastal flooding. This will be achieved by increasing local capacity for adaptation by implementing a comprehensive coastal warning system, which, in combination with the establishment of disaster preparedness and response plan will reduce the targeted communities’ exposure to coastal flooding events.
Component 2: Adaptation to inland flooding-related risks and hazards for river communities in Morobe, East Sepik and West Sepik
Analog to the combination of outputs under the first component, the increased climate resilience of the targeted inland communities will be achieved by implementing a comprehensive early warning system that supports an established disaster preparedness and response framework while the impact of occurring floods will be further reduced by riverbank protection measures.
Component 3: Institutional strengthening to support climate- and disaster-resilient policy frameworks
The activities under this outcome focus on the development of the relevant institutions’ capacity to integrate aspects of climate change-related risks and respective adaptation strategies into policy making. A two-pronged approach is pursued under the proposed programme:
- (i) Integration of climate change risk and resilience into development policies that encompass legal and planning frameworks.
- (ii) Further capacity building through the systematic training of policy makers at the national, provincial and district level, which goes hand-in-hand with the above development and implementation of climate-resilient policies.
Component 4: Awareness raising and knowledge management
Under this component, a systematic and multi-facetted awareness raising strategy is proposed, to ensure the long-term sustainability and broad outreach of the programme outcomes, as well as the development of local capacity to replicate the measures and policies put in place under the programme.
As detailed in the Adaptation Fund Proposal - PNG - June 2011.
- Output 1.1. Risk and vulnerability assessments conducted and updated at national level
- Output 1.2 Targeted population groups covered by adequate risk reduction systems
- Output 1.3 Targeted population groups participating in adaptation and risk reduction awareness activities
- Output 2.2 Vulnerable physical, natural and social assets strengthened in response to climate change impacts, including variability
UNDP Regional Technical Advisor
- Mr. Jose Padilla
- Email: jose.padilla @undp.org
Project Status:SOF Pipeline Entry (as of 2 February 2012)
Primary Beneficiaries:Communities in the North Coast and Islands Region of Papua New Guinea
Results and Learning:
Impact of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture in the developing world and opportunities for adaptationSubmitted by c.baldin on Thu, 2013-01-24 17:37
This paper reviews the importance of fisheries and aquaculture, with particular reference to poor people in the developing world, and the likely impact of climate change on these activities and on food security. It highlights some practical measures that can be taken to adapt to the expected effects of climate change.
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Government
Grenada is one of two countries selected to benefit from a pilot programme being offered by Germany to cope with the effects of climate change.
Project Status:UNDP Pipeline
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Department of Environment; Ministry of Home Affairs and Rural Development; Ministry of Natural Resources
The overarching goal of the project is to increase the resilience of outer island communities to future climate change induced risks such as declining marine resources productivity and increasing/intensifying climatic hazards.
Against this background, this project will work closely with outer island development councils to increase their capacity to deliver necessary public services to increase the resilience of remote communities. In particular, the project will focus on the following:
1. Enhancing climate-resilient marine-based coastal livelihood;
Along with agriculture, small-scale fishing and collection of marine resources constitute important subsistent livelihoods for communities in outer islands. To secure these livelihood options from emerging climate change threats, the project will assist the national and local governments and community fisheries centres to implement climate resilient marine-based livelihood techniques such as submersible cage culture, in-land spawning and hatcheries. At the same time, community-based ecological marine buffer zones will be established. Designation of buffer zones, along with capacity development exercises for communities to manage them, will provide complementary services to the climate resilient marine-based livelihood techniques. For example, larvae of shellfish that are grown in in-land hatcheries can be released in a buffer zone to minimize the exposure of climate change impacts to these species.
2. Strengthening communication facilities between the capital and outer islands;
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is currently working with the Government of Tuvalu to establish an AM radio network that virtually puts all outer islands under a single radio network. The existing FM network has been not only highly susceptible to break-downs and bad weather, its receivers are turned off at night along with the electricity generator, posing difficulty to act as a real-time information dissemination channel. By building on the JICA initiative, this adaptation project will establish a nation-wide early warning communications facility in outer islands through the AM radio network. The project envisages upgrading a school building in each outer island to double as an evacuation facility with a robust AM receiver. This infrastructural work will be supplemented by revision of island disaster plans and capacity building trainings for island disaster committees and island councils for effective distribution of early warning information to all members of the islands.
3. Strengthening climate-resilient development planning and budgeting at the outer island level.
Building climate resilience in remote islands inevitably requires outer island governments to be more responsive to the adaptation needs of communities, rather than waiting for assistance from the central level. In Tuvalu, devolution of authorities from central to outer island development councils has been at the center of development priorities in the country. Two key milestones in this regard are the formulation of Island Development Plan which prioritizes development needs of each island; and the use of public budget (Special Development Expenditure) to specifically finance these priorities. Under this component of the project, island councils and local communities will be trained to revise their Island Development Plan by integrating climate risks based on island-level vulnerability assessments.
- Targeted individual and community livelihood strategies strengthened in relation to climate change impacts, including variability
- Adaptive capacity of national and regional centers and networks strengthened to rapidly respond to extreme weather events
UNDP Regional Technical Advisor
- Yusuke Taishi (Green-LECRDS)
Tuvalu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Environment and Labor
- Mataio Tekinene,
- Director of Department of Environment; GEF OFP
Project Status:SOF Pipeline entry
Primary Beneficiaries:Local communities in the outer islands of Tuvalu
Bangladesh's location makes it one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to environmental disasters. Its giant network of rivers and vast low-lying flood plains make it both fertile and subject to erosion from flood, drought, and storms. As a result, protective coastal greenbelts, in the form of natural vegetation, can make the difference between life and death during severe weather and increasingly frequent, and deadly, cyclones. Mangrove forests, in particular, are critical to providing this necessary defense thanks to their intricate root systems.
United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities - Issue 4Submitted by andrea on Mon, 2011-11-07 05:46
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the fourth issue of its Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication that provides an overview of the technical assistance to countries at the national, sub-national and community-level.
The Report showcases the UNDP-GEF adaptation portfolio, focusing on both the principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures. The report highlights emerging achievements of UNDP-GEF initiatives around the world and explores the future of low-emission climate-resilient development.