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GEF SGP Funds Climate Change Adaptation

© GEF13 October 2009: The Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) scheme, an initiative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) funded by the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), provides technical support to communities who want to understand what climate change is and how they could potentially deal with it.

Nine CBA projects in Kazakhstan, for example, seek to address climate-related threats, including increased risks of drought, soil salinization and erosion. Other countries participating in the CBA programme are Jamaica, Samoa, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Guatemala, Morocco, Namibia, Niger and Viet Nam. Each country is expected to develop, plan and implement up to 20 community-level schemes, and it is hoped that communities in other nations will be able to replicate their successes. [UN News Release]