Fridays for Climate | Resilience for the communities of Dominican Republic

Fridays for Climate | Resilience for the communities of Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Especially the province of El Seibo, located near the coast, which is affected by storms, increased sea level, floods and other extreme climatic events. 🌍
 
The Yeguada river discharges into the sea in Miches and this part is used by local fishermen for small-scale fishery as their main livelihood. The river mouth is prone to flooding during extreme weather events and has negative impacts on the community housing in less than 50m distance to the river banks. 🌊
 
To address these challenges, the GCCA+ Climate Smart Agriculture Programme seeks to enhance the resilience of communities and livelihoods to climate change and natural disasters in the country. 🧑🏿‍🌾
 
The Programme focuses on nature-based solutions as an approach, whose actions are based on conserving and restoring ecosystems to face the climate crisis and respond to disaster risks.
 

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