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Building Capacity in Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Mountain Regions

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals: 

Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal8
Decent work and economic growth

Climate action

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal13
Climate action

Partnerships for the goals

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Goal17
Partnerships for the goals

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)

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