FP165

Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives

Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives

The low elevation of the 188 small, inhabited islands of the Republic of Maldives makes them highly vulnerable to severe weather events, while retreating inland or to higher ground is impossible. Accelerated sea level rise due to climate change will have devastating effects on the islands, and could threaten their very existence.

This project will address these challenges by enhancing coastal management, including the protective functions of natural sandy beaches and coral reefs. It will do this through integrated coastal zone management, early warning and early action, and knowledge sharing. This project marks the first time such an adaptive beach protection solution will be implemented on public land in the Maldives islands. 

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
9,071
Indirect
372,000
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

05 Sep 2018 - 1031 days

Concept note received

05 Sep 2018

Funding proposal received

23 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

05 Apr 2021

Cleared by iTAP

07 Jun 2021

Approved

01 Jul 2021 - 87 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

01 Jul 2021

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 25,097,880
Total GCF Financing
USD 25,097,880

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 35,421,937
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,486,520
Total Co-Financing
USD 40,908,457

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

Japan International Cooperation Agency
Mr. Koji Mitomori
Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department
Phone +81-3-5226-9543
Mitomori.Kohji@jica.go.jp
Mr. Shinji Maruyama
Deputy Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department
Phone +81-3-5226-8474
maruyama.shinji@jica.go.jp
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Maldives
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology
HE. Ms. Aminath Shauna
Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology
Ms. Aishath Aileen Niyaz
Assistant Director, Climate Change Directorate
Green Building, Handhuvaree Hingun, Maafannu, Male, Maldives

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