The project aims at preparing the coastal communities to be resilient and adapt to the issues of climate change & work on the reduction of emissions.
Mumbai: Communities living in the coastal areas of Maharashtra will get a boost as a UN-backed fund has approved $43.4 million for upgrading climate resilience for communities along Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as part of its efforts to combat the extreme impacts of climate change. In Maharashtra, the forest department said that the fund would be largely used to encourage community-based livelihood and occupations related to fisheries, crab and oyster farming among others.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting the new project. The project aims at preparing the coastal communities to be resilient and adapt to the issues of climate change and work on the reduction of emissions.
“Providing support to the local communities for strengthening their livelihood sources and engaging them in conservation process at the same time — this is what we are trying to achieve through series of projects that we are undergoing at the Sindhudurg coast,” said a senior officer from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority.