Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project
- Livelihoods of people and communities
- Infrastructure and built environment
- #9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Location & People
- Tuvalu TUV
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
- Instrument Grant USD
- Government of Tuvalu Grant USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- Access Modality: International
Tuvalu is the fourth smallest nation in the world, comprising nine inhabited islands with a population of 10,640. With an average elevation of only 1.83m. It is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the impacts of climate change. The combination of two manifestations of climate change – continually intensifying cyclone events and sea level rise – threaten to have dire impacts on Tuvalu. In 2015 Cyclone Pam displaced 45% of the population.
The project will build coastal resilience in three of Tuvalu’s nine inhabited islands, managing coastal inundation risks. 2,780m of high-value vulnerable coastline will be protected, reducing the impact of increasingly intensive wave action on key infrastructure. The investments will build upon existing initiatives, using a range of measures for coastal protection including eco-system initiatives, beach nourishment, concrete and rock revetments, and sea walls. National capacity for resilient coastal management will also be developed, and the project will help to catalyse additional coastal adaptation finance from other donors.
Learn more about the project in the TCAP website.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 40 years.
|ESS report||FP015 - UNDP - Tuvalu||27 Sep 2016|
|Approved funding proposal||FP015 - UNDP - Tuvalu||22 Mar 2017|
|Gender assessment||FP015 - UNDP - Tuvalu||24 May 2018|
|Gender action plan||FP015 - UNDP - Tuvalu||24 May 2018|
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya Tel: +1 212 906 5884 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 212 906 5842