Integrating Climate Change Risks into Resilient Island Planning, Maldives  


10 January 2013




3.20278 / 73.2207

Funding Organisation

Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

Implementing Organisation

Ministry of Housing, Environment and Transport, Maldives UNDP Thailand

The primary aim of this project is to reduce the vulnerability of the population to climate change, including climate-related natural disasters. LDCF support will enable the Government of Maldives to systematically assess the costs and benefits of different adaptation options in the fields of land use planning and coastal protection, and to develop the necessary institutional and individual capacity at national, provincial, atoll and island levels to enable decentralized and well-informed decision-making. In order to strengthen the enabling environment for decentralized adaptation planning, climate risk reduction measures will be anchored in key environmental, land use, decentralization, privatization and disaster risk reduction policies. The project will demonstrate practical, locally prioritized adaptation options for flooding and erosion control on at least four islands in four different atolls. The project will be operational in 4 atolls and on several islands in north, central and south Maldives, most of which can only be reached by plane. Much of the work focuses on demonstration adaptation measures in the atolls and at the island level. Contact: Gernot Laganda, Regional Technical Advisor, Regional Centre  Mohamed Inaz:

Funding Organisation: 

Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

Implementing Organisation: 

Ministry of Housing, Environment and Transport, Maldives UNDP Thailand

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