Safeguarding rural communities and their physical and economic assets from climate induced disasters in Timor-Leste
Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate induced disasters in Timor-Leste
Addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability of social and physical rural infrastructure and addressing a limited capacity to generate and use information about climate risks.
Timor-Leste’s socioeconomic and ecological systems are fragile. Extreme weather events cause severe damage to infrastructure, incurring yearly economic losses of around USD 250 million as a result of landslides, floods, erosion and drought.
This project will strengthen the capacity of institutions to assess and manage climate risks and to implement, finance and maintain local infrastructure services. Monitoring of climate risk information will be enhanced. In addition, climate resilient building measures will improve small-scale rural infrastructure in vulnerable areas.
This project has an estimated lifespan of 6 years.
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Timor-Leste's first GCF-funded project: A step towards increased climate resilience
24 Jul 2019 / At its twenty-third meeting in July (B.23), the Board of the Green Climate Fund approved GCF’s first climate action project in Timor-Leste, FP109: Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate induced disasters. Developed with the the National Directorate for Climate Change, the country’s National Designated Authority (NDA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the project will climate-proof small-scale infrastructure in six municipalities and help strengthen the resilience of rural communities to climate change induced disasters.