Green Climate Fund: about $2 million in financing to support Tunisia's resilience to climate change
25/05/2022 13:40, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The Green Climate Fund (GCF) granted Tunisia about $2 million in financing to support the integration of climate risk in planning development and territory planning.

"It is in the context of a new comprehensive approach of integrated adaptation to climate change that the Tunisian government, through a Designated National Authority (DNA), and the United Nations Development Progreamme (UNDP) obtained the funding to implement the initiative," the UNDP said on Wednesday. The aim is to integrate adaptation to climate change in two dimensions of development planning in Tunisia; namely socio-economic planning and town and country planning.

This three-year programme will be implemented by the UNDP, in close collaboration with the ministries of environment and public works and housing. It will cover the whole country with local intitatives in the cities of Tataouine and Kalaât Al Andalous.

Tunisia ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016 and submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) updated in October 2021 with more ambitious targets, in a bid to contribute to speeding up global response to the threat of climate change.

The target set for 2030 in the updated NDC is a climate-resilient country which manages to reduce vulnerabilities and increase its adaptation capacities, while introducing necessary changes so as to secure an inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development model .

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