With new climate financing support from Japan, UNDP will assist Armenia in planning for evidence-based adaptation action and loss and damage reduction.
The Government of Japan generously contributed US$900,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia to advance the implementation of the country’s national climate pledges.
Implemented in partnership with the Government of Armenia, particularly the Ministries of Environment, Emergency Situations, and Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, the new Japan-funded project will strengthen the country’s climate resilience and help it scale up its adaptation measures, with a focus on vulnerable groups of the population including farmers and women led enterprises.
More specifically, it will help Armenia improve climate information and knowledge for reducing loss and damage and plan the implementation of evidence-based adaptation actions.
UNDP has been supporting countries around the world, including Armenia, to update their Nationally Determined Contributions and increase their climate ambition, through the Climate Promise initiative. As the initiative is moving on to its second phase, UNDP is now helping countries deliver on their ambitious pledges, with Japan as the newest partner.
“The new initiative builds on the results of UNDP’s successful track record of working with the government and other stakeholders in areas of climate, environment and disaster risk reduction, contributing to national priorities in line with the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement,” highlighted Natia Natsvlishvili, UNDP’s Resident Representative in Armenia.