Green works and Climate Change Adaptation

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The effects of the changing climate are felt around the world, posing an increasing threat to the prosperity of people, economies and ecosystems. Climate change severely and disproportionately affects the poor in developing countries – not only because they are invariably more exposed and more vulnerable to climate-related impacts but also because they have less access to resources, and social and financial sup- port, including social protection, for their survival. EIIP assists and guides the identification, design and implementation of interventions in support of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Climate change adaptation involves reducing risks and vulnerability, while seeking opportunities and building the capacity of affected communities and people to cope with the effects. 

  • Green works refer to physical activities for the development and maintenance of infrastructure, ecosystems or community assets that have an overall positive environmental impact.
  • Green works contribute to environmental rehabilitation and improvement, nature conservation, greenhouse gas emission reduction, increased carbon stock or adaptation to climate change and (related) natural disasters.
  • Common examples of green works are soil and water conservation, afforestation and reforestation, irrigation, and flood protection.
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