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Piloting People's Climate Adaptation

Ashish Chaturvedi, Rachna Arora, Manjeet Singh Saluja, Heike Mewes, Ronjon Chakrabarti, Krishna Kumar, and GGK Murthy
Created: 10/16/2013 - Updated: 8/14/2019

Abstract

The AdaptCap project, implemented by GIZ in association with four local and international partners, has set out to strengthen the adaptation capacities of vulnerable coastal communities in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and minimize their climate change-related risks. This practice-oriented booklet illustrates how the project’s four main components – development of adaptation concepts and approaches for the target communities, pilot projects, capacity building and public awareness and visibility – were implemented in six selected cities with three cluster villages each. It gives an insight into the project development and management, the financial aspects as well as the participatory methods and tools that were used for implementing vulnerability and needs assessments and developing adaptation measures. Local partnerships made it possible to find and install technical adaptation measures in a short time span and co-create long-term Local Adaptation and Mitigation Guides (LAMGs). The integrated, multi-level and multi-stakeholder approach provides a strong base for sustainability. The project focused on and involved the communities as they are the best decision-makers knowing what they need to climate-proof their future. Other communities and municipal institutions have already decided to replicate some of the ideas and practical measures applied in the pilot projects – without financial support by AdaptCap.

 

Published On

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Culture/communities
Land Use Planning
Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Culture / communities
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Maintain adequate financial resources for adaptation