UNDP SIGNS WATER PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND WITH GOVERNMENT OF MALDIVES

Project will deliver safe and secure freshwater to 105,000 people in the islands of Maldives in the face of climate change risks

UNDP Resident Representative Shoko Noda and Maldives Minister of Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim  UNDP Resident Representative Shoko Noda and Maldives Minister of Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim
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9 May 2017: New project signed today to deliver safe and secure freshwater to 105,000 people (almost 30% of the population) in the islands of Maldives in the face of climate change risks.

The Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives on behalf of the Government of Maldives, and UNDP, formalized the project to support vulnerable Maldivian communities to manage climate change-induced water shortages. The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with co-financing from the Government and UNDP.

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This marks the launch of the very first GCF-funded project supported by UNDP in the world.

The five year project targets 49 islands across 13 atolls of the Maldives that continue to experience water shortages linked to low rainfall and extended dry periods brought on by a changing climate.