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Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project

6599
Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience

Impact

Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Infrastructure and built environment
Gender benefits This project will bring a range of gender-responsive development. UN Sustainable Development Goal #9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Location & People

Region
  • Asia Pacific
Country
  • Tuvalu TV
Beneficiaries (approx.) 6,599

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • Years to pay 0  
  • Interest 0  
Co-Financing
  • Government of Tuvalu   USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • UNDP
Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project Approved June 2016 Duration 40.0 years
Protecting the small island nation of Tuvalu from the impact of rising sea level and increasing cyclone events that threaten the country’s viability.

Tuvalu is the fourth smallest nation in the world, comprising nine inhabited islands with a population of 10,640. With an average elevation of only 1.83m. It is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the impacts of climate change. The combination of two manifestations of climate change – continually intensifying cyclone events and sea level rise – threaten to have dire impacts on Tuvalu. In 2015 Cyclone Pam displaced 45% of the population.

The project will build coastal resilience in three of Tuvalu’s nine inhabited islands, managing coastal inundation risks. 2,780m of high-value vulnerable coastline will be protected, reducing the impact of increasingly intensive wave action on key infrastructure. The investments will build upon existing initiatives, using a range of measures for coastal protection including eco-system initiatives, beach nourishment, concrete and rock revetments, and sea walls. National capacity for resilient coastal management will also be developed, and the project will help to catalyse additional coastal adaptation finance from other donors.
Document title Published date
Funding proposal 08 Jun 2016
FP015 ESS Report 27 Sep 2016
Accredited Entity
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ms. Adriana Dinu Tel: +1 (212) 906-5143 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 (212) 906-5842
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