India has a 7.500 km long and densely populated coast line, one that is vulnerable to coastal floods, erosion and cyclones. The coastal states of India are increasingly facing environmental and socio-economic pressures exacerbated by global climate change and resulting climate variability.
This project focused on reducing the climate related vulnerabilities of rural coastal communities in two severely affected Indian states, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The objective of the project was to reduce the vulnerabilities of coastal communities to climate change risks through adaptation pilot activities and structures that strengthen local capacities to assess, plan and respond to climate related challenges.
The project was conducted by GTZ in India, in partnership with the Academy of Gandhian Studies (AGS) and AVVAI Village Welfare Society (AVWS), both India-based.