Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach
Seventy percent of Namibia’s population depends on natural resources to sustain their livelihoods.
The productivity of these natural resources is threatened by both climate and non-climate drivers, both which increase the vulnerability of rural communities. This project will use Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) as cost effective and low risk approach to build climate resilience across eight targeted landscapes in Namibia. The project is based on the premise that biodiversity and ecosystems provide valuable services that increase the climate resilience of local communities. Activities undertaken as part of the project will maintain and enhance ecosystem integrity to continue to support the generation of food and income in order to reduce the severity of negative socio-economic impacts of climate change on vulnerable rural households. In addition, adaptive capacities at the community level will be improved so that communities are able to sustainably manage natural resources.
This project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.
- Private sector
- Public sector
GCF financing7% disbursed
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Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 28157, Auas Valley, Windhoek, Namibia
National Designated Authority
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
2020 Annual Performance Report for SAP006: Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach EIF SAP006
||Annual Performance Report||10 Aug 2021|
Gender action plan for SAP006: Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystemsbased adaptation approach EIF SAP006
||Gender action plan||03 May 2019|
Gender assessment for SAP006: Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach EIF SAP006
||Gender assessment||03 May 2019|
Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an Ecosystems-based Adaptation approach EIF SAP006
||Approved funding proposal||11 Apr 2019|
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GCF-EIF agreement opens way for start of Namibian nature-based climate solution
26 Aug 2019 / The Green Climate Fund has come a step closer to helping Namibia’s Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) utilise the resilience of ecosystems to help communities withstand climate change. GCF and EIF have signed a Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) which opens the way for the implementation of a project in Namibia which builds the resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened by climate change by using an ecosystems-based adaptation approach.