European Union offers support combatting Climate Change in Sudan
Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced € 8.5 million for projects addressing climate change in Sudan. The projects are financed by the EU Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+).
The objective of these projects is to improve the ability of Sudanese communities to respond to the challenges posed by climate change. This will be achieved through the protection and better management of farmlands, forests and rangeland.
These projects will take place in areas of serious environmental degradation affecting people, agriculture, livestock, forestry and ecosystems. The projects involve the construction of adequate water facilities to improve water availability; rehabilitation of community forests and rangelands; and plantation of shelter belts around farmlands to stabilize movement of sand dunes and stop land erosion. The projects will also promote the use of renewable energy by introducing solar energy water pumps for irrigation and fuel –efficient stoves or biogas for efficient cooking thus reducing the demand for firewood.
Specifically, the new EU funded projects will focus on rural communities living in the remote areas of North Darfur, Kassala, River Nile and Northern States. They will be implemented by the Netherlands Red Cross in partnership with the Spanish, Danish, and Swedish Red Cross and the Sudanese Red Crescent in River Nile, Kassala and Northern States. COOPI in partnership with the Sudanese Environment Conservation Society will be the implementers in North Darfur.