Kick-off workshop for climate adaption strategies in Indian coastal regions

Many municipalities in the coastal regions of South-India are increasingly feeling the pressures of environmental and socio-economical challenges, while necessary infrastructure and processes to fight climate change and climate fluctuations are missing.

20/08/2010

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responding to these challenges by funding a project that helps the affected areas to protect themselves better against the risks of climate change, particularly in the federal states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. adelphi is an international expert and consultant in implementing the project, which is led by GTZ-ASEM together with two local partners: the Academy of Ghandian Studies and Avvai village welfare society (AVVAI).

In early August a planning workshop took place at Covelong Beach, where the project partners defined all required measures and remaining steps for the next months. Essential elements are the development of Local Climate Change Adaptation Guides, capacity building (Training of Trainers) and the development and implementation of local technology projects as pilot initiatives for climate adaption.