Climate Change and Environment Unit - 2023 Achievement


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Climate Change and Environment Unit - 2023 Achievement

December 27, 2023

The UNDP Timor-Leste in partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste and funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is implementing the project “Safeguarding Rural Communities and their Physical Assets from Climate Induced Disasters in Timor-Leste”. The main objective of the project is to safeguard vulnerable communities and their physical assets from climate-induced disasters mainly floods, landslides, erosion, and droughts. It aims to address existing institutional, financial, and legislative barriers, increasing the climate resilience of vulnerable small-scale rural infrastructure. The main activities of the project include climate risk information system development, construction/rehabilitation of 130 units of climate-smart small-scale rural infrastructure (rural roads, irrigation systems, water supply, and flood protection), and catchment management through an eco-based approach.