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Reshaping development pathways in LDCs

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What are solutions to restore degraded landscapes, helping communities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) become more climate resilient?

Climate change, population growth, conflicts, and food and nutrition insecurity are linked with ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. Climate change is projected to exacerbate the process of ecosystem degradation through the intensification of extreme weather events, undermining the resilience and sustainability of agriculture and food systems and further endangering livelihoods of already vulnerable communities.

 

With the increasing threats that climate shocks and stresses present, there is an urgent need to reshape development pathways into prioritizing proactive disaster risk reduction instead of reactive measures in the devastating aftermath of the event. Particularly the poorest and most vulnerable countries, such as the LDCs, suffer the worst effects of climate change and experience the highest rates of damage and loss to their natural ecosystems. To foster the climate resilience of these countries, incremental measures must give way to concerted efforts fostering transformation if we are to solve the root causes of vulnerabilities.

 

To reshape development pathways for the overall achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Climate Resilience Initiative (A2R) and the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)[1], are calling for innovative, scalable solutions and best practices to restore degraded ecosystems, helping vulnerable communities in LDCs become more climate resilient.

 

[1] Supported by the UK Department for International Development

20 Proposals
Aug 12, 2019
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LDC communities use flexible floating fishing reefs to feed themselves and the world, restore oceans, produce biofuel, and sequester carbon.
Aug 12, 2019
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Introduction of cactus as an alternative crop that will change people's lives and ensure real resilience to climate change in West Africa.
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Synergistically combine tissue culture & biodigestion to tackle environmental degradation and haphazard waste management
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An "Apex System" that coordinates and puts to active use the opportunities posed by climate change threats.
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Where people can't flush, our team is developing a portable toilet that evaporates 90-95% of onsite sewage converting it into clean water
Aug 12, 2019
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In 5 years we will set the foundation for a 20-year national programme of landscape restoration, aiming at community and nature resilience.
Aug 12, 2019
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A vision for renewing agricultural infrastructure in the Office du Niger in Mali, transferable to the 4 major watersheds of the Sahel.
Aug 12, 2019
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A Model Ecovillage Showcasing Fulfilment of Maximum SDGs in Sustainable Rural Communities (Food, Water, Waste Management and Energy)
Aug 12, 2019
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Indigenous women restore biodiversity in community forests through planting and sound management of edible caterpillars trees in Mwenga
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Nurture a young generation of passionate tree lovers to partake of tree planting activities across Kenya Arid and Semi-Arid counties
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A replicable micro agroecological center, in which plants are grown, traditional practices are collected, shared and enhanced by farmers
Aug 12, 2019
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An integrated agro-ecosystem approach for land and water resource management at the service of agricultural sustainability and food security
Aug 12, 2019
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Women-led, one-stop climate change solution centers for the co-creation of holistic adaption approaches with vulnerable communities.
Aug 11, 2019
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A whole systems approach for land restoration and water resource management leveraging agricultural and environmental sustainability.
Aug 11, 2019
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How to link the SDGs, communities, permaculture and data generation for land restoration, research and goal achievement assessment?
Aug 11, 2019
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This land restoration approach puts plant science at the service of local communities. It is ready for massive upscaling in Africa.
Aug 10, 2019
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Ecoengineering approach is significant to promote AdMit, reducing DR and providing food security for coastal climate-vulnerable people
Aug 5, 2019
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The project empowers women small farmers to produce and broadcast climate change adaptation and management strategies using radio dramas.
Aug 5, 2019
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We use technology to decentralize fertilizer production, enabling rural farmers restore their soil health/carbon and improve harvest yield.
Jun 29, 2019
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Achieving mitigation to climate change and improving food security through revitalization of sustainable agroforestry practices