$9m to strengthen climate resilience in Tajikistan

Funding worth $9 million (£6.1m) will be used to strengthen climate resilience in Tajikistan. The money is part of the World Bank’s $38 million (£25m) Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Programme for […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Funding worth $9 million (£6.1m) will be used to strengthen climate resilience in Tajikistan.

The money is part of the World Bank’s $38 million (£25m) Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Programme for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB).

The investment will be used by rural communities to address droughts and weather extremes by developing water resource management and energy efficiency improvements.

These projects are expected to benefit 91,000 people in the country.

Patricia Veevers-Carter, World Bank Country Manager for Tajikistan said: “I am glad that Tajikistan is part of this regional initiative which will address climate change challenges through regional cooperation and community level investments.

“Natural disasters and other risks of climate change cause significant damage to livelihoods and economy in Tajikistan so we are looking forward to supporting the country’s efforts to mitigate these risks in the future.”