Climate Change Adaptation in the News

April 2021

April 2021

Climate Resilient Agriculture Project supports upgrades for propagation stations

Now Grenada

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Agriculture officials in Grenada have welcomed the continued partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Grenada as these efforts continue to improve production within the sector and support a green response to Covid-19 recovery.
 
The GEF/ UNDP Climate Resilient Agriculture for Integrated Landscapes Management Project is helping to provide much-needed enhancements to propagation services in Grenada. Through this project being implemented in partnership with the Government of Grenada, upgrades will be undertaken at the various propagation stations which provide planting materials for farmers across the country, including fruit trees, spices, and ornamentals and food crops.
 
During this initial phase of activities, the UNDP assistance will go towards the upgrading and expansion of the infrastructure system in the nurseries to enhance the propagation system, establish a zero-grazing system for cattle, and support for the procurement of other critical equipment, including steam soil steriliser machinery.


Cuba busca preservar de la crisis climática ecosistemas de su costa sur

IPS

Friday 9 April 2021

Con el respaldo del Fondo Verde para el Clima (GCF, en inglés), Cuba prevé fortalecer la protección de humedales, manglares, arrecifes y pastos marinos en su costa sur, amenazados por los efectos del cambio climático.

Será posible gracias al “Proyecto para la resiliencia costera al cambio climático en Cuba a través de la adaptación basada en ecosistema – Mi Costa”, que durante los próximos 30 años incentivará la adaptación efectiva en 24 de los 168 municipios de este país insular caribeño.

Implementado por la Agencia de Medio Ambiente, dependiente del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente, con el apoyo del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) como entidad acreditada del GCF, y de conjunto con otras entidades nacionales, la iniciativa respalda el compromiso gubernamental con el Acuerdo de París, aprobado en 2015.

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UNDP to protect mountain communities from natural disasters

The International News

Wednesday 7 April 2021

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that the present government is taking all-out measures to mitigate adverse impacts climate change-caused disasters on the mountain communities in the country’s north.
 
This he said on the occasion of a high-level ceremony held here on Tuesday regarding the signing of different Letter of Agreements (LoAs) among United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governments to protect lives and livelihoods of people in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhunkhwa regions from devastating impacts of the climate change-induced disasters, particularly the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) events.
 
Lauding the role of UNDP in environmental protection and mitigation of climate change-induced natural disasters, he said that the present government is deeply grateful for the financial and technical support provided to various government organisations including the climate change ministry for enhancing the climate resilience of the country against various natural disasters and overall conservation and protection of the country’s environment and natural resources.

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