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Friday, 01 August 2014

DFID supports resilience and climate adaptation measures

Climate is changing and the most immediate impact is likely to be from extreme climate events such as droughts, floods, storms and cyclones. The 2012 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events (SREX) and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation     provides clear evidence that climate change has already affected the magnitude and frequency of some climate extremes.

The UK’s Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review (HERR) predicted that globally 375 million people a year will be affected by climate-related disasters by 2015, and recommended that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change and other potential hazards into disaster risk reduction. The BRACED programme is part of DFID’s response to this recommendation.

BRACED is expected to directly benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and children, in developing countries by helping them become more resilient to climate extremes. In addition, through helping improve national policies and institutions to better integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate adaptation and development approaches, we expect the programme to indirectly help many millions more.

To help deliver these results DFID has issued a call for proposals from consortia, alliances and partnerships led by NGOs to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal) and in selected DFID focal countries (Burma, Nepal, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, and Mozambique) at most risk of climate extremes.

Source: gov.uk