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Enhancing climate resilience of India’s coastal communities

3682980
TONNES of CO2 Anticipated tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided

Impact

Mitigation & Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Forests and land use
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Ecosystems and ecosystem services
UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • #1 No poverty
  • #5 Gender equality
  • #11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • #13 Climate action
  • #14 Life below water
  • #15 Life on land

Location & People

Region
  • Asia-Pacific
Country
  • India IND
Beneficiaries (approx.) 10,000,000

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
Co-Financing
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Grant USD
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Other USD
  • Maharashtra State Government Grant USD
  • Maharashtra State Government Other USD
  • Andhra Pradesh State Government Grant USD
  • Andhra Pradesh State Government Other USD
  • Odisha State Government Grant USD
  • Odisha State Government Other USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) India
Enhancing climate resilience of India’s coastal communities Approved October 2018 Est. implementation period 6.0 years
Protecting and restoring the natural ecosystems of India’s coastal zone to strengthen the climate resilience of coastal communities.

India’s coastline is expected to be among the most affected by climate change. Climate change impacts such as extreme weather events and sea level rise are exacerbated by urbanisation, overfishing, and poorly planned coastal development. This means that approximately 250 million people (14 percent of the country’s population) who live within 50 kilometres of coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change. 

This project will strengthen the climate resilience of coastal communities by protecting and restoring India’s natural ecosystems such as mangroves and seagrass, which are essential for buffering against storm surges. The project will also support climate-adaptive livelihoods and value chains to increase the climate resilience of these coastal communities. The project will be implemented in 24 target ecosystems in 12 coastal districts across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Odisha.

The project’s ecosystem restoration benefits have an estimated lifespan of 30 years.
Type
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP084 - UNDP - India 27 Sep 2018
Approved funding proposal FP084 - UNDP - India 28 Nov 2018
Gender assessment FP084 - UNDP - India 10 Jan 2019
Gender action plan FP084 - UNDP - India 10 Jan 2019
Accredited Entity
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya Tel: +1 212 906 5884 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 212 906 5842
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