In view of increasing risk exposure in the urban areas in India and often experience by climate change and climate variability that impact in the State of Andhra Pradesh, resulting considerable damage to lives and livelihoods in the State. Considering impending threats / risk factors and impending potential hazards to the urban areas in the State of AP in general, looking the multiple vulnerability scenarios of the Cities in AP, the Visakhapatnam City is selected by GoI-UNDP as one among the ten cities exposing multi-hazardness in India for implementation of UNDP Climate Risk Management Project on pilot basis under the framework of Urban Disaster Risk Reduction project of GOI-UNDP. The following are key objectives of the project
Enhancing institutional capacities to integrate climate risk reduction measures in development programs as well as to undertake mitigation activities based on scientific analyses. Enhance community capacities to manage climate risk in urban areas by enhancing the preparedness.
The hydro-meteorological hazards have enormous impacts on socio-economic systems reflecting cyclones, floods, storms, heat waves endangering human lives, disrupt livelihood systems, and derail the process of social and economic development. In addition to, human hazards have been increasing due to many socio-economic factors. Climate variability and climate change may compound the severity of risks, as it is expected to alter the frequency and complexity of climate hazards. The project aims to enhance the capacities of institutions and city dwellers and to adapt to climate change and manage climate risks. The core components of the project are:
City Disaster Management Plan Hazard Risk & Vulnerability Assessment Capacity building of stakeholders Strengthening Early Warning system Sector plan to mainstream DRR & Climate change adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Management