UNDP Supports Recording of Climate Change Impacts in Samoa

13 May 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is providing support through the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme Initiative to indigenous communities to record the impacts of climate change on their habitat. The videos produced will aim to support climate resilience and grassroots actions for policy change. A video produced by eight indigenous communities from Samoa was featured at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009 and will be screened at the Fourth GEF Assembly, to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from 24-28 May 2010. This participatory video brought together indigenous women and men – from rural and fisher communities – to capture the impact of climate change on their livelihoods. In addition, the UNDP Community Based Adaptation Project (CBA) is providing grants to each community to implement adaptation strategies to cope with climate change.

In the upcoming months, communities in Morocco and Namibia are expected to initiate video productions on the effects of climate change on their daily lives. [UNDP Press Release] [UNDP and Community Based Adaptation]