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Plan-A: Climate Change Resilient Territories

Costa Rica

“Plan-A: Climate Change Resilient Territories” is a project implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which seeks to reduce vulnerability and build resilience in Costa Rica to the impacts of climate change and climate variability, by strengthening capacities to integrate adaptation actions in regional and municipal planning in the country.

Within the framework of this project, IDOM has been in charge of developing 12 Adaptation to Climate Change plans (PACC) Climate Adaptation Action Plans (PAAC) in 12 cantons of Costa Rica: Naranjo, Turrialba, Belen, Acosta, Cañas, La Cruz, Nicoya, Upala, Los Chiles, Corredores, Siquirres and Talamanca. In particular, the tasks developed by the team have been the following:

  • Territorial, social, economic, and climatic diagnosis of each canton.
  • Historical analysis of hazards in each canton.
  • Current and future analysis of climate hazards: floods, landslides, drought, heat waves and coastal flooding.
  • Vulnerability analysis for various key sectors: population, urban habitat, transportation infrastructure, public health and education services, protected areas, indigenous populations and fisheries.
  • Climate risk analysis for the different selected hazards and sectors.
  • Development of a set of measures for adaptation to climate change.
  • Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system.
  • Financing options.
  • Development of a participatory process with all key stakeholders for the joint construction of the PAACs.

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