At a glance
The project falls under priority two "Increasing resilience to climate-related stresses and shocks" of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) flagship programme which is part of the EU Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) programme. The project is also fully aligned with the Valletta Action Plan priority domain No. 1 "Development benefits of migration and addressing root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement" and is consistent with objective two of the EU Trust Fund namely "Strengthening resilience of most vulnerable communities". The project is also in line with the Short Term Strategy 2016/17 for the implementation of a special support measure in favour of the people of the Republic of Sudan to be financed from the reserve of the European Development Fund, which has a geographical focus on the peripheral areas and where "climate change and mismanagement of natural resources, leading to land degradation and reduced soil fertility" was identified as one of the causes to be addressed for livelihoods and food security interventions. This intervention is aimed at contributing addressing forced migration, as it tackles one of its root causes, namely environmental degradation. The proposed project is also in line with the African Union "Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative". Moreover, the proposed project fits into the national initiatives such as the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) for Sudan (2007) and the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs - 2015). Finally, the proposed project is in line with the vision underlying the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in particular with Goal 13 "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts" and Goal 15 "Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss" of the abovementioned Agenda.