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.
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
- 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)