Wednesday, March 7, 2012

AdaptCap Project Goal and Objectives

AdaptCap Project Goal and Objectives

The goal of AdaptCap is to reduce the vulnerabilities of coastal communities and cities in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India, to climate change and strengthen capacities of local authorities and the population on climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation and disaster risk reduction.

• Create and implement measures for climate adaptation as well as mitigation and disaster risk reduction in coastal communities, support local authorities in addressing related challenges.
• Develop and carry out pilot initiatives on adaptation and mitigation in rural communities (e.g. by improving local infrastructure).
• Improve capacities and decision making skills of local bodies and communities on adaptation and mitigation and provide advisory services on disaster risk management
Create public awareness, improve regional and global visibility of the project and stimulate networking.
• AdaptCap aims to support Millennium Development Goals 1 and 7 of lasting poverty reduction and to ensure environmental sustainability as well as achievement of the targets under the Indian National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

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