Strengthening Adaptive Capacities to Address Climate Change Threats on Sustainable Development Strategies for Coastal Communities in Haiti
Leading Organization:United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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