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Pema Seldon from Bhim village in Bumthang district and her family is one of Bhutan’s last remaining families that continue to rear sheep. Increasing wild dog attacks has rendered sheep rearing a thing of the past. “In the past, every family reared sheep. It was a main livelihood source. Not anymore,” Pema said. See what Bhutan is doing to keep sheep farming alive in Bhim community.

The UNDP-supported GEF-LDCF-funded project introduces three varieties of bananas (FHIA 17, FHIA 18 and FHIA 23) chosen because they are resilient to the adverse conditions of climate change. The operation has been a great success in terms of introduction and acclimatization. It  can be transformed into a major distribution operation that will bear fruit in terms of production efficiency in a year and a half.

Isatu Kamara is the Town Chief of Katta in Moyamba District and among hundreds of businesswomen from six coastal communities in Sierra Leone which have received support under the UNDP-implemented GEF-funded project, 'Adapting to Climate Change-induced Coastal Risks Management in Sierra' (2018-2023).

Technical Specialist in Climate Finance and Investment at UNDP, Charles (Chongguang) Yu, speaks to Oriel Morrison Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of the APAC Network at the 2023 Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference in KL on UNDP's initiatives in climate change adaptation, including grant funding and technical assistance to local actors under the Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA) programme.

Without an education or land, life was a struggle for single mother of two, Dechen. Her life, however, changed when the Royal Government of Bhutan granted her land on which to settle and cultivate. While at first she found it difficult, she received support from the District and Gewog administrations as well as through UNDP, and her land was converted into terraces to grow rice and maize. 

The UNDP-supported project, “Climate Risk Finance for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Rain-fed Farming and Pastoral Systems in Sudan” is introducing effective climate observation infrastructure to enable climate change resilient decision-making in local communities.

Herder households make up one third of the population in Mongolia, approximately 160,000 households or 90 percent of the agriculture sector. Around 85 percent of all provincial economies in are agriculture-based. While herder households are the most exposed to climate risks, their scale and thus potential impact also means that tailored interventions can support transformational change towards more climate-informed and sustainable herder practices, benefitting the sector, the economy and the environment.  

Considering the implications of climate-induced disasters on human lives, reporting on climate change must be ethical. 

Funded by the Green Climate Fund, the Modernized Climate Information and Early Warning Systems (M-CLIMES) project is mandated to increase the resilience of rural livelihoods and their climate vulnerability through lifesaving modernized early warning systems (EWS) and climate information.

With funding from the Green Climate Fund, the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project is working to develop innovative coastal protection solutions in one of the world's most vulnerable small island developing states.