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Increasing the resilience of both displaced persons and host communities to climate change-related water challenges in Jordan and Lebanon

Moyen Orient (Jordanie – Liban)

The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

Titre : Increasing the resilience of both displaced persons and host communities to climate change-related water challenges in Jordan and Lebanon

Country : Moyen Orient (Jordanie – Liban)

Date approbation : 03/11/2021
Durée : 4 ans

Contexte
The Mashreq region is part of the most water scarce region in the world and both urban and rural areas face water challenges. However, some urban areas, especially in Lebanon and Jordan, experience extreme pressure on water availability, both in quantity and quality, exacerbated by climate change, the unprecedented influx of Displaced Persons (DPs) especially from Syria, and groundwater over extraction and pollution challenges.

Présentation
The overall aim of this project is to better respond to climate change impacts and vulnerabilities in the context of the Syrian crisis in Jordan and Lebanon. This is done by demonstrating what concrete adaptation measures respond to the needs of both DPs and host communities, and especially women and youth, while avoiding any tension over resources and employment opportunities.

The project will focus on responding to climate change-related water challenges by taking a sustainable water management approach. This means it aims to reduce the demand of unsustainable water sources such as over-extracted (and often polluted) groundwater, while increasing water supply options from non- conventional and more sustainable sources, including, rainwater harvesting and the reuse of treated waste water.

The anticipated impact of the project is estimated at 930 beneficiaries for component 1, 101,588 for component 2, 157,309 for component 3 and 600 for component 4. Approximately one fourth of the target population is Syrian. Targets for women and youth are set at 40 percent for women and 15 percent for youth. Because there is some overlap with beneficiaries between component 2 and 3, the total number of project direct beneficiaries is estimated at around 120,000.

Implementing Entity : UN-Habitat
Executing Entity : Ministry of Environment ; Ministry of Energy and Water ; Line departments in municipalities ; UNICEF and NGO partners for Lebanon,Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Water and Irrigation ;; Line departments in municipalities ; UNICEF and NGO partners for Jordan

Financement  : Grant Amount:USD 13,973,509

Adaptation Fund

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