Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction Project

Summary

eeVillagers in rural Myanmar learn how to make energy efficient stoves. Photo credit: UNDP

The project promotes the participation of and benefits for local communities in adaptation, preparedness and mitigation responses for natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. Working with local, regional and national level government authorities, support will also be provided for gender responsive policy advice on climate change, disaster risks, energy and environment-related issues, ensuring that environmental impact analysis, environmental standards and procedures, and multi-hazard risk information include gender dimensions. In addition, the project will help improve life skills and capacities of communities, civil society and local and national institutions to form systems and networks for disaster risk management. Read in Myanmar

What we hope to achieve

Through this project UNDP hopes that disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption are incorporated in development plans and included in national and regional development plans. Additionally, it is hoped that the skills and knowledge of communities and relevant institutions are built at local, regional and national levels to enhance natural resource management in a sustainable way. Through this project, it is also hoped that there is increased access to and utilization of renewable energy in off-grid areas of Myanmar. Read in Myanmar

Finances



Source of Funding Amount USD
UNDP $20,550,000.

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