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Environment and Global Climate Change

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Maldivian coral reefs are recovering due in part to USAID support in developing management plans for coral reef ecosystems and reef-dependent people. 


Recognizing that climate change is an existential threat to Maldives, USAID strengthens the capacity of the Maldivian government, private sector, and local environmental and community groups to manage and adapt to the impact of climate change. USAID activities will continue to support innovative approaches to climate risk resilience and mobilize private sector funding for actions that reduce risks associated with extreme weather, climate variability, and climate change.


REEFS GENERATE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCY FOR ATOLL ECOSYSTEMS (REGENERATE): The REGENERATE activity works to improve marine and coastal resource management to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in Maldives through research, training, financing, and governance. This activity improves access to science and technology for decision-makers; increases stakeholder capacity to measure, monitor, and adapt to climate stresses; strengthens decentralized management; and establishes sustainable funding mechanisms to support climate-resilient marine management. Implementing Partner: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Total Estimated Cost: $6.7 million; Performance Period: September 2013 – September 2022     

Last updated: April 14, 2021

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