FP119

Water Banking and Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change in Northern Gaza

Water Banking and Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change in Northern Gaza

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 14 Nov 2019 at B.24
  • Est. completion 28 Sep 2025
  • ESS Category Category A

Developing a low-carbon water management scheme and increasing water availability for sustainable agriculture.

The water level of the coastal aquifer in Gaza, the region’s only freshwater resource, is declining rapidly, resulting in the intrusion of seawater. Agricultural inefficiencies lead to the overuse of water and high evaporation.

This project creates a closed cycle of reusing treated wastewater for irrigated agriculture. This multiplier effect will alleviate pressure on the coastal aquifer and improve the climate resilience of local populations. It will also enhance the institutional and operational capabilities for integrated water management.

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
23,553
Indirect
200,000
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

25 Nov 2017 - 720 days

Concept note received

25 Nov 2017

Funding proposal received

25 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

08 Aug 2019

Cleared by iTAP

22 Oct 2019

Approved

14 Nov 2019 - 320 days

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

20 Nov 2019

FAA executed

03 Dec 2019

Under implementation

28 Sep 2020 - 230 days so far

FAA effective

28 Sep 2020

Disbursement - USD 2,911,744

31 Dec 2020

Completed

28 Sep 2025 - 1,597 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing5% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 28,704,336
Total GCF Financing
USD 28,704,336

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 15,738,498
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 9,685,230
Total Co-Financing
USD 25,423,728

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

Agence Française de Developpement
Mrs Celine Thoniard
Climate Finance Expert
Phone +33 01 53 44 35 91
thoniardc@afd.fr
Mr Robin Marchal
Delegated External Funds Expert
Phone +33 01 53 44 34 18
marchalr@afd.fr
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National Designated Authority

State of Palestine
Environment Quality Authority
Mr. Jameel Mtour
Chairman
Hay Asharafah, El-Bireh, P.O. Box 3841, West Bank, State of Palestine
Phone +970 568 964222
chairman@environment.pna.ps

News + Stories

Improving farmers’ climate resilience and water use efficiency

03 Dec 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed today a funding agreement with the French Development Agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to finance the Water Banking and Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change project in Northern Gaza.