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2021

Increasing the climate change resilience of communities in Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus to water scarcity challenges through integrated natural resource management and immediate adaptation interventions

Syrie

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 climate change resilience of communities in Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus to water scarcity challenges through integrated natural resource management and immediate adaptation interventions

Country : Syria

Date approbation : 04/08/2021
Durée : 3,5 years

Contexte
The Syrian Arab Republic is highly vulnerable to the effects of global warming and climate change in its various dimensions. This is manifested in various climatic phenomena, but alarming are the increasing temperatures and droughts, already in the short term, and projected reduction of precipitation, mainly in the long term. The effects of these climatic phenomena impact all social and economic sectors and represent a threat to livelihoods, agricultural productivity, water availability and community health. The crisis has exacerbated these threats, since it led to a weak and deteriorating adaptive capacity resulted from damaged infrastructure, limited institutional capacity, rapid resettlement of displaced people, returnees and high level of poverty.

Présentation
This project aims to reduce vulnerabilities to water availability challenges in one of the most vulnerable areas in Syria : Eastern Ghouta. To manage water and land resources efficiently, also considering future climate change risks and population trends in this area, an integrated natural resource management strategy will be developed.

Complementing the strategy, the proposed project will directly build the resilience of selected communities though the implementation of concrete no-regret adaptation activities including the treatment of wastewater which is currently pollution water resources in the area and the establishment of water efficient irrigation systems.

Implementing Entity : UN-Habitat
Executing Entity : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO),UN-Habitat

Financement  : USD 9,997,156

Adaptation Fund

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