The ‘Enhancing the climate change resilience of vulnerable island communities in the Federated States of Micronesia’ project aims to minimize climate change impacts on identified vulnerable outer island communities of the Federated States of Micronesia, through several adaptation actions at the National, State and outer island level.
The overall goal is to build social, ecological and economic resilience of the target island communities of FSM and reduce their vulnerabilities to extreme drought, sea level rise and other climate risks through water resource management, coastal resource and development planning, and by promoting gender perspectives and ecologically sound climate resilient livelihoods.
This project is the first to explicitly focus on improving water security as an adaptation strategy in the selected outer islands in FSM. The protection and preservation of ecosystem (lagoon and mangrove areas) and reduction of incidences of water and vector borne diseases are complementary adaptation measures of the project. It will also complement ongoing government programmes that are being implemented to improve outer island water resource management, agricultural productivity, and conservation of biodiversity.
The overall objective of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of the selected communities to risks of water shortage and increase adaptive capacity of communities living in Woleai, Eauripik, Satawan, Lukunor, Kapingamarangi, Nukuoro, Utwe, Malem to drought and flood-related climate and disaster risks.
FSM Department of Environment, Climate Change & Emergency Management (DECEM)