In Yemen, UNDP worked with local people and the Government in planning for the rehabilitation of a valuable and fragile ecosystem, the Aden Wetlands. Along with promoting new environmental legislation as well as awareness of the Wetlands importance in Yemens economy and environment, the project focused on sustainable livelihoods for the people who live there. For example, the project revived indigenous practices such as soap, vinegar and seed button production.
The ALM provides a common platform for sharing and learning; it bridges knowledge gaps by bringing relevant knowledge and stakeholders together to exchange information, experiences and expertise. It also complements the wide range of adaptation knowledge networks and initiatives already underway.
View this 3 minute video for a quick introduction to the ALM and the necessity for increased efforts on harnessing knowledge on climate change adaptation.
Agriculture / Food Security, Biodiversity, Community-based adaptation, Coastal Zone Management, Disaster Risk Management, Education, Gender, Infrastructure, Low-emission adaptation, Natural Resource Management, Public Health, Water Resources
The Kivori community is a pilot site for the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project, nationally implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG, with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as its implementing agency in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The CBA represents the community-based component of the GEF Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA). The SPA is an ecosystem-based climate change adaptation fund, designed to support ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change, including variability. The CBA is a global project, implmented as a key component of UNDP-GEF's wider adaptation portfolio.
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. With nearly 200 major natural disasters since 1971, the population is struggling to cope with the impact of climate change on their food security. FAO projects are helping farmers adapt to the new challenges, with improved farming systems and new technologies, and with the innovative Climate Field School project.