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.
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|Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives||Approved funding proposal||01 Jul 2021|
|Environmental and social safeguards (ESS) report for FP165: Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in Maldives||Environmental and Social Safeguards report||07 Jun 2021|
|Gender action plan for FP165: Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives||Gender action plan||07 Jun 2021|
|Gender assessment for FP165: Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives||Gender assessment||07 Jun 2021|
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GCF and partners sign project agreements for four transformative climate projects
28 Oct 2022 / Four key agreements for climate projects (Funding Activity Agreement; FAA) were signed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners on the margins of GCF’s 34th Board meeting (17-20 October 2022). They include climate resilience projects in the Maldives, Barbados, and Guinea-Bissau and GCF’s first at-scale private sector programme in the water sector.