|Building coastal resilience to reduce climate change impact in Thailand and Indonesia|
BRC-CC Newsletter: September 2012
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In heavily populated coastal areas of Thailand and Indonesia, high levels of erosion due to environmental degradation will be exacerbated by climate change impacts, such as rising sea levels and increased storm surge. The resulting intrusion of salt water into shallow fresh water areas will cause significant change to ecosystems and disrupt the livelihoods of those dependent upon them. Poor people in coastal areas are also exposed to increasingly frequent and severe weather events.
In response, Raks Thai Foundation and CARE Indonesia – in partnership with CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg (CARE DL) and PECCN – are implementing the 36-month ‘Building coastal resilience to reduce climate change impact in Southern Thailand and South Sulawesi, Indonesia’ (BCR-CC) project.
Through BCR-CC, CARE will work closely with coastal authorities and civil society organizations to progressively integrate climate change adaptation into sub-national development, environment and disaster risk reduction strategies and plans; and to design and implement innovative community-based adaptation activities that reduce risks from coastal hazards.
The project’ 2.1 million euro budget is funded through the European Commission’s Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Including Energy (ENRTP).
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Public Consultation process on climate challenges in Southern Sulawesi: Discussing CVCA findings
Interview: BCR CC project supports the local government on development planning in coastal areas