Early Warning Systems (EWS) for key sectors

Projects working on improving Early Warning Systems in key sectors will improve communications and weather forecasts in order to make climate change information available to communities in specific sectors.  This includes helping farmers in drought-prone areas, supporting coastal communities engaged in tourism, and sustaining other rural livelihoods through improved quality of life. Due to climate change and its related impacts, such as sea level rise, farmers in many areas are in danger of losing their primary sources of income and their assets.

These efforts will help reduce the vulnerabilities of such communities and contribute to coping with climate change.

Projects

Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural Communities in Mongolia

With an observed temperature increase of 2.1°C over the past 70 years , Mongolia is among the countries most impacted by climate change. Increased temperatures, coupled with decreased precipitation, have resulted in a drying trend impacting pastures and water sources, and shifting natural zones.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in Guinea

Despite considerable natural resources, including rich biodiversity, fertile soil, forests and mineral deposits, the West African nation of Guinea remains one of the world’s least developed countries due in part to the poor management of climate variability over past decades.

Scaling-up multi-hazard early warning system and the use of climate information in Georgia

The “Scaling-up multi-hazard early warning system and the use of climate information in Georgia” project will reduce exposure of Georgia’s communities, livelihoods and infrastructure to climate-induced natural hazards through a well-functioning nation-wide multi-hazard early warning system and risk-informed local action.