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Tunisia: $2 million to support country’s resilience to climate change

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has granted Tunisia a funding of about 2 million dollars to support the integration of climate risks in development and land use planning.

“It is in the context of a new comprehensive approach to integrated adaptation to climate change that the Tunisian government, through the National Designated Authority (NDA) and UNDP have received this funding to implement this initiative.”

In a statement issued Wednesday, the UNDP said that the objective is to integrate adaptation to climate change in two dimensions of development planning in Tunisia, namely socio-economic planning and land use planning nationally and locally.

This innovative three-year program will be implemented by the UNDP in close collaboration with the Ministries of Environment, Public Works and Housing. It will cover the entire Tunisian territory with local initiatives on the cities of Tataouine and Kalaât Al Andalous.

Tunisia ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016, and submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in October 2021, with more ambitious targets in terms of mitigation and adaptation, to help accelerate the global response to the threat of climate change.

In terms of adaptation, the objective aimed at by 2030 in the updated NDC is to promote a Tunisia resilient to climate change, having significantly reduced vulnerabilities, strengthened its adaptive capacities, while having resolutely operated the necessary transformations, in order to ensure an inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development model.

This program will seek to facilitate the implementation of the adaptation objectives identified in the updated NDCs and therefore contribute to operationalizing the adaptation priorities.

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