In The Gambia, building resilience to a changing climate
UN Environment will implement the largest natural resource development project in the history of The Gambia to help the West African nation tackle climate change impacts and restore degraded forests, farmland and coastal zones.
Funded by a $20.5 million Green Climate Fund (GCF) grant and $5 million from the Government of the Gambia, the "Large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation Project in The Gambia" (EbA) was launched in January in the capital Banjul.
“This project is the single-largest natural resource development project ever launched in the history of the development of this country and funded by the GCF”, Lamin Dibba, The Gambia's Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, told fellow ministers, representatives from the UN and GCF and other stakeholders present at the launch.
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