Climate change management (UNDP)

beneficiary: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duration: 2013

Budget: 1.250.000 euro

98% of the victims of climatic disasters live in the developing countries. These countries depend on agriculture and natural resources for their income, which makes them extremely vulnerable in the face of climate change. Poor countries are also less adaptable to this new reality.

The Government of Flanders invests 1.25 million euros in climate change management in Malawi.

The objective is to allow developing countries to make a fast start on implementing adaptation and mitigation activities. Mitigation means that actions are taken to reduce climate change. Adaptation refers to the acceptance that climate change is a fact and that we must adapt our lifestyle accordingly.

With this contribution the Government of Flanders wants to enable the Malawi authorities to start up both adaptation and mitigation activities and to incorporate these themes in their own development programmes.  In this, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will play a coordinating role.