Relief Web, 31st October 2018

31 October 2018, Bangkok - In a unique partnership, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is connecting experts on coastal and river management from Deltares, a Dutch knowledge institute, with vulnerable nations in the Pacific and Africa as they develop new proposals for climate finance and build ecosystems-based climate change adaptation plans.

“Understanding rivers, coastal areas, watersheds and their relationship to our ecosystem and our overall environment is a very complicated task. To support nations in the Pacific and Africa in building more effective climate actions – and support our global efforts to keep temperature rises below 2 degrees and protect our vulnerable men, women and children from the potentially catastrophic impacts of climate change – UNDP is working with a number of partners that connect know-how, technology, and innovative thinking to mainstream and accelerate climate resilience efforts in developing countries and small island developing states,” said Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Executive Coordinator a.i., Global Environment Finance Unit, UNDP.

Through this partnership, Deltares has conducted a number of support missions over the past year that are providing government officials and project designers with the unique knowledge, data and methodologies they need to inform more effective project planning, and more effective proposals to vertical funds such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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