Leading Organization:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Implementing Agency:
UNDP
Summary:

 It is increasingly recognized that small communities are likely to be the most severely affected by climate change impacts and yet are least equipped to cope and adapt. This pilot project is designed to implement community-based projects that seek to enhance the resiliency of communities, and/or the ecosystems on which they rely, to climate change impacts. It will essentially create small-scale/policy laboratories and generate knowledge about how to achieve adaptation at the local level. Ten participating countries (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Samoa, and Vietnam) will each develop, plan and implement a portfolio of 8-20 community-level adaptation projects. In order to ensure cost-effectiveness, projects will be implemented in areas that are particularly vulnerable to climate change including variability, and where there is high potential to secure global environmental benefits in the context of climate change. Lessons learned from community projects will then be leveraged to promote replication of successful community practices, and integration of lessons learned into policies that promote increased community adaptive capacity. This project will assist in responding to GEF internal needs for concrete experience with local-scale climate change adaptation, as well as the growing needs of countries for ground-level experience and clear policy lessons.

Objective

The objective of the CBA programme is to enhance the capacity of communities in the pilot countries to adapt to climate change including variability. This objective will be achieved through the following outcomes: Outcome Enhanced adaptive capacity which allows communities to reduce their vulnerability to adverse impacts of future climate hazards; National policies and programmes designed that include community adaptation priorities to promote replication, up-scaling and mainstreaming of best practices derived from CBA projects; and Cooperation among member countries promoted for innovation in the design and implementation of adaptation to climate change including variability projects and policies.

Project Components:

Projects will be implemented in areas that are particularly vulnerable to climate change including variability, and where there is high potential to secure global environmental benefits in the context of climate change. Lessons learned from community projects will then be leveraged to promote replication of successful community practices, and integration of lessons learned into policies that promote increased community adaptive capacity. This project will assist in responding to GEF internal needs for concrete experience with local-scale climate change adaptation, as well as the growing needs of countries for ground-level experience and clear policy lessons.

Expected Outputs:

Enhanced adaptive capacity which allows communities to reduce their vulnerability to adverse impacts of future climate hazards; National policies and programmes designed that include community adaptation priorities to promote replication, up-scaling and mainstreaming of best practices derived from CBA projects; and Cooperation among member countries promoted for innovation in the design and implementation of adaptation to climate change including variability projects and policies.

Project Status:
Under Implementation
Funding Source:
GEF-LDCF
Financing Amount:
4,525,140
Cofinancing Total:
2,692,665
Total Amounts:
7,217,805
Contacts:
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