Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

Community Level

Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural and Urban

BEST PRACTICE IN:

Capacity BuildingProject Implementation

KEY SECTOR:

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

FUNDING AMOUNT:

USD 100,001 - USD 500,000

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

29 December 2009-30 June 2011
Organisation

Ministry of Environment & Forest (Global Project

Partners

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Supporters / Donors

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Description of Intervention

The southern coastal belt of Bangladesh, Sunderbans, is home to several communities and biodiversity. The increased intensity and frequency of climatic events will put the lives of these communities as well as their livelihoods at stake.

The project seeks to build community level adaptive capacity and to reduce climate change risks that communities face, and in turn to influence policy and institutional arenas to facilitate sustainable community management of natural resources.

The project will focus on community interventions to sustainably manage the ecosystems on which water and agriculture sectors are based.

Problems to be Addressed

Adaptation to intense climatic events.

Aims

Community level interventions to sustainably manage ecosystems on which water and agriculture sectors are based.

Objectives

Natural resource management practices improved in Bangladesh to reduce the vulnerability to climate change impacts and increase the capacity of communities and key ecosystems to adapt to climate change

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

Protecting natural resources will in turn secure the livelihood of people. It will reduce the vulnerability of people to the impacts of climate change. Apart from this, the project also intends to increase the adaptive capacity of communities.

Results / Outputs

• Livelihood groups engaged in sustainable resource management practices;
• Stakeholders enjoying sustainable benefits resulting from  community based initiatives; and
• Increased community awareness about the impact of climate  change.

Contact Details

UNDP Country Office Bangladesh
e-mail: registry.bd@undp.org 
Website: http://www.undp.org.bd/projects/proj_detail.php?pid=73