Songdo, South Korea - 26 February 2019:
The Board of the Green Climate Fund approved funding under the recently-created Simplified Approval Process (SAP) funding window a proposal titled Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an Ecosystems-based Adaptation approach (EbA) in Namibia. The N$ 127 Million project, expected to build the resilience of more than 200,000 people living in eight selected landscapes in Namibia, will be implemented over a five-year period.
The overall objective of the project is to increase climate change resilience of productive landscapes in Namibia through implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation actions that strengthen social and ecological systems to sustain livelihoods at local level and facilitate value chains of natural resources.
Specific objectives of the project are as follows:
- To enhance the resilience of natural resources and livelihoods sensitive to climate change impacts through improving community adaptive capacities to sustainably manage natural resources; and
- To maintain and enhance ecosystem integrity to continue to support the generation of food and income in order to reduce the severity of negative socio-economic impacts of climate change on vulnerable rural households.