Environment, Climate and Disaster Resilience

  • The goal of the SEE URBAN project is to apply and adjust the examples of good practice of uniting local self-government units to reduce the risk of elemental disasters and other accidents in the countries of South East Europe to mitigate the consequences of these events and protect people, the environment and property.

  • Empower the civil society in Kosovo at solving local environmental issues with potential regional/global impacts and socio-economic benefits for the communities ensuring gender equality, multicultural/multiethnic representation.

  • Kosovo institutions achieve more effective governance in environment and health through inclusive, evidence-based planning, implementation and monitoring of air pollution impacts on health. More people adopt behaviors that are healthy and that increase resilience to potential threats from environmental pollution.

  • The project goal is to promote the joint management of the shared water resources of the White Drin Basin as part of the planned activities to foster joint management of the transboundary Drin River Basin.

  • The project is improving livelihoods of the local people through protection of natural resources; promoting local resources; improving capacities of farmers and producers; improving energy efficiency; and good governance and better gender equality.

  • The project supports the Municipality in Integrating the ART approach and methodology into Municipal planning processes; identifying and facilitating the implementing process of Quick Impact Projects; and establishing decentralized cooperation networks.

  • The project is assisting the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) in establishing a solid legal and institutional framework for environmental policymaking in Kosovo, environmental protection, and in addressing the climate change challenges.

  • The project aims to support the Government of Kosovo to mainstream climate change concerns into sectoral and overall Kosovo’s development priorities.

  • Kosovo’s economy, population, and environment are moderately exposed and highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Climate change is expected to amplify exposure to meteorological hazards. The objective of this project (2013-2015) is to reduce disaster and climate risks in Kosovo and thus contribute to the attainment of country development strategies and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Both legislative and technical capacities will be developed at local and central levels while various awareness-raising and training activities will be organized to enhance capacities of women to prepare for and respond to disasters. The project will ultimately contribute to strengthened disaster resilience in Kosovo

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