Social and ecological resilience in the face of climate change in the Mediterranean Region

Project Duration
2010 - 2013
€1.490 million (EC contribution)

Countries covered:

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *

Brief Description

Develops and pilots a resilience framework for local action planning capacities and methodologies to increase climate change resilience through joint learning, planning and testing by stakeholders through demonstration sites
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, occupied Palestinian territory

Actions in brief

  • Increases the knowledge and capacity of the local community with regard to climate change adaptation planning and tools; 
  • Uses joint participatory approaches to plan for climate change adaptation locally and regionally as well as supporting local authorities in designing and implementing local action plans for climate change adaptation; 
  • Supports innovation in terms of green infrastructure technologies and investment in the maintenance and restoration of watersheds, wetlands and aquifers to increase the resilience of livelihoods to climate change;
  • Pilots and tests locally prioritised actions for climate change adaptation and communicates results and lessons through regional knowledge networks;
  • Reduces climate change vulnerability in local communities through positive models on the ground;
  • Develops practical toolkits and guides that contribute to developing regional and national strategies for climate change adaptation, poverty reduction and economic growth.
Environment & Climate change