Addressing climate fragility risk through climate adaptation and mitigation

Climate change exacerbates socioeconomic and environmental risks that amplify unrest and can even result in sociocultural disharmony. Major concerns aggravated by climate change include loss of lives, impacts on food, water supply and livelihoods, increased competition over natural resources, increased frequencies and degree of climate related disasters, migration and displacement. The Climate Change and Fragility Project (CCFP) focuses on developing tools to strengthen actions at local level while bringing the proven theory on climate change and fragility risks into practice. The two-and-a-half-year project (January 2019- July 2021) is funded by the European Union through United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The overall goal of the project is to strengthen resilience to climate change fragility risks at community level in Bardiya District of Province 5 and Kailali District of Karnali provinence. The specific objective of the project is to strengthen resilience of 17 selected communities in the project areas against climate change fragility risks. Realising the importance of nature-based solution for disaster risk reduction, the CCFP project in collaboration with Nepal Flood Resilience Project, local government and community people, is promoting ingenious solutions for flood control measures. This video shows how bio-dyke, culvert, embankment, irrigation canal and retention wall in land cutting areas; capacity building training, facilitation, good governance and advocacy programs to CFUG and government stakeholders; and building irrigation canal and water boring system for irrigation purposes is helping the communities to mitigate the risk of climate induced disasters.
Author: Practical Action Nepal
Language: English
Pubished By: Practical Action
Pubished date: August 2021

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