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Strengthening Capacities to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability and Impacts to Shape Investments in Adaptation Technology for Azerbaijan’s Mountain Regions

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals: 

Zero hunger

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Zero hunger

Clean water and sanitation

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal6
Clean water and sanitation

Climate action

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal13
Climate action

Context

Climate-monitoring networks in Azerbaijan are still insufficiently developed, comprehensive and reliable data is missing as well as there is a lack of harmonised methodologies for undertaking climate change related assessments, including Vulnerability Impact Assessment (VIA) studies. Comparison of vulnerabilities across different sectors or ecosystems is complicated because most climate change vulnerability and impact assessments use their own sets of indicators, often created without proper consultation or agreement with respective governmental authorities. 

Requested CTCN Response

To strengthen the capacity of local stakeholders and national experts to develop a coherent set of vulnerability and impact indicators that can be applied across mountainous municipalities within the country:

  • Development of Vulnerability and Impact Indicators including Pilot Testing 
  • Using VIA results for adaptation investment decisions
  • Scaling up VIA and adaptation efforts and exploring options for policy integration

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

  • Strengthened capacity of relevant stakeholders on analysing VIA information and utilising this knowledge to shape meaningful investment decisions by public and private sector
  • More informed and strengthened evidence-based (national and municipal-level) decision making in terms of adaptation and resilience-building in mountain regions
  • Fostered experience exchange with other mountain regions 
  • Support to improved coherent development of climate change adaptation assessments and projects, allowing comparison of vulnerabilities across different sectors or ecosystems
  • Improved investment planning for adaptation: Identified opportunities for investing in adaptation technologies to overcome vulnerability at municipal/sectoral level

For further information, please see the full technical assistance request in the Documents section.
 

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