Building Capacity in Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Mountain Regions

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This Technology Transfer Advances Georgia's

  • Nationally Determined Contribution to develop and strengthen Georgia's adaptation capacities, in particular: (a) national capacity to develop adaptation strategies; (b) policy makers capacity for climate change adaptation planning; (c) capacity of communities to reduce their vulnerability to adverse impacts of future climate hazards; (d) capacity of national health system institutions, to respond to and manage long-term climate change-sensitive health risks.

Context

Georgia is dominated by mountain ecosystems with a high vulnerability to climate change. In general, almost 70 % of the territory, home to some 57% of the population, is at risk from natural disasters. Climate change adaptation considerations have not yet been adequately incorporated into relevant strategies/programmes, both at the national and local level, especially for economically important sectors. Although ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) is a priority for Georgia, no significant efforts have been made to introduce EbA approaches and undertake concrete activities in Georgia.

Requested CTCN Response

  • Identify needs and gaps for implementation of EbA measures in Georgia’s mountain regions
  • Conduct knowledge-sharing, capacity building and awareness raising among key stakeholders (inlcuding development of EbA guidance tool, etc.)

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

  • Enhanced understanding of ecosystem-based adaptation in vulnerable mountain regions of Georgia
  • Incorporation of EbA approaches into relevant development agendas 
  • Strengthened capacity (within government institutions) on the application of EbA tools
  • Increased knowledge base necessary for the development of longer-term actions and activities e.g. through instruments such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Facts

Date of submission
Geographical scope
Sub-national
Countries
Georgia
Budget range
$50-100k
Objective
Adaptation
Phase
Design
Sectors
Cross-sectoral

Project details

Cross-sectoral enabler
Governance and planning
Approach
Ecosystems and biodiversity
Final type of assistance
Feasibility of technology options
Request NDE
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals
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