Adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici: gestire le conseguenze in modo proattivo

Una donna inginocchiata mentre raccoglie i frutti di una pianta.
La DSC aiuta le persone ad adattarsi alle conseguenze dei cambiamenti climatici. © Neil Palmer (Flickr/CIAT)

Le popolazioni dei Paesi in via di sviluppo risentono maggiormente delle conseguenze del cambiamento climatico. La DSC aiuta pertanto i gruppi più esposti e vulnerabili nei Paesi partner a migliorare le proprie basi esistenziali, affinché siano in grado di gestire proattivamente gli effetti a lungo termine del cambiamento climatico e gli eventi estremi.

Obiettivi princpiali della DSC

La DSC promuove uno sviluppo che tenga conto degli effetti attuali e futuri del cambiamento climatico. L’obiettivo principale delle misure di adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici consiste nell’attenuare le conseguenze negative di questi mutamenti per gli esseri umani e nell’aiutare le persone direttamente interessate ad adattarsi. Un utilizzo sostenibile del suolo, delle risorse idriche e del patrimonio forestale è in quest’ottica indispensabile, poiché solo così si possono arginare gli effetti spesso profondi dei cambiamenti di lungo periodo, lenti ma progressivi, e degli eventi climatici estremi sempre più frequenti come i periodi di siccità e le inondazioni. La DSC sostiene i Paesi partner in tre aree di intervento.

  1. Promozione di strategie e misure concrete di adattamento

    Esempio: attraverso il programma di adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici in Perù (Programa de Adaptación al Cambio Climático, PACC) e il programma di adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici nell’Himalaya indiano (Indian Himalayan Climate Adaptation Programme, IIHCAP), la DSC contribuisce al miglioramento delle basi esistenziali delle comunità montane. La Svizzera e altri Paesi mettono a disposizione le proprie conoscenze per aiutare la popolazione interessata e le istituzioni pubbliche e private a elaborare misure di adattamento nei settori idrico, della sicurezza alimentare e della riduzione dei rischi di catastrofe naturale.
     

  2. Dati per l’elaborazione di strategie in ambito climatico

    Esempio: il progetto «Capacity Building and Twinning for Climate Observing Systems» (CATCOS) offre sostegno a Paesi in via di sviluppo in America del Sud, Africa e Asia nel rilevamento di dati climatici fondamentali per l’elaborazione di strategie e misure di protezione del clima.
     

  3. Processi di pianificazione nazionali per l’adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici
    Esempio: la DSC promuove, in Paesi partner interessati tra cui la Cina, l’elaborazione di strategie nazionali in materia di adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici (National Adaptation Planning Processes, NAP) per consentire loro di sviluppare soluzioni integrate e coordinate. 

Contesto

Il mutamento climatico ha un impatto a livello mondiale, ma i suoi effetti a livello locale variano notevolmente in ragione delle diverse condizioni sociali ed economiche. I gruppi socialmente ed economicamente svantaggiati ne sono particolarmente toccati. I cambiamenti climatici acuiscono la povertà, la fame e i conflitti soprattutto nei Paesi dell’emisfero meridionale. La DSC si adopera dunque per uno sviluppo climaticamente sostenibile nel lungo periodo. 

Le regioni costiere sono particolarmente colpite dall’innalzamento del livello di mari e oceani, le popolazioni che vivono in regioni secche o desertiche soffrono sempre più della penuria di acqua e nelle regioni di montagna si moltiplicano gli eventi di piena e colate detritiche. Si deve dunque prestare particolare attenzione alla salvaguardia delle basi esistenziali degli abitanti di queste zone.

Vulnerabilità e capacità di adattamento

La pianificazione e l’attuazione di misure di protezione del clima richiedono necessariamente competenze tecniche, risorse finanziarie e l’impegno dei responsabili delle decisioni politiche, fattori molto spesso carenti nei Paesi in via di sviluppo. Con misure mirate si possono tuttavia attenuare i rischi climatici per la popolazione conservandone, o addirittura migliorandone, le basi esistenziali. In Perù e in India, per esempio, grazie alle previsioni meteorologiche stagionali i piccoli agricoltori hanno potuto ottimizzare il momento della semina e del raccolto e di conseguenza aumentare la produttività.

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UNDP – Disaster Risk Management in Cox’s Bazar District

01.11.2018 - 31.10.2020

The location, climate and topography of Cox’s Bazar District makes it vulnerable to tropical cyclones and associated storm surges, flash flooding, and landslides. The influx of the Rohingya refugees have raised the population of an already poor, disaster prone-district to 3.5 million people, requiring significant upgrading of disaster risk management capacities. The project supports a comprehensive approach to developing local capacities and enables risk informed-decision making.


Cosecha de Agua (Water Harvesting)

01.11.2018 - 31.12.2022

This project strengthens the food security of 2,500 families and responds to the challenges of climate change and the economic crisis in Nicaragua’s dry corridor. The second phase of the project is intended to systematize and replicate on a larger scale water harvesting and other practices for more efficient use of water resources. In the interest of enhanced implementation efficiency and effectiveness, the participation of the government is reduced and a contribution to a specialized international organization is proposed.


Plant Variety Protection Legislation and Farmers’ Rights in Developing Countries

01.10.2018 - 31.10.2023

Plant variety protection legislation in accordance with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) is gaining importance in developing countries. This kind of legislation often neglects the existing informal seed systems and Farmers’ Rights. SDC supports APBREBES, a network of civil society organizations, to raise awareness and contribute to capacity building on alternative legislation that better reflect smallholders’ needs and practices.


Air Pollution Impact on Health

air polluted suburban area in UB

01.10.2018 - 31.12.2022

This project aims at reducing the risks of air pollution to maternal and child health in urban Mongolia targeting the most polluted areas of Ulaanbaatar and one province centre. This sector governance project establishes evidence linking air pollution and its health impact, pilots and improves risk reduction measures for children and pregnant women, and both will inform policy making. Swiss know-how will be applied, i.e. through involvement of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.


Réduction de risques de catastrophes naturelles dans le Sud et le Sud-est d’Haïti

01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022

En Haïti, les catastrophes répétées détruisent les actifs des populations, les infrastructures économiques et provoquent des pertes en vies humaines. Elles freinent la croissance et le développement. Le projet vise à réduire les risques naturels via le transfert de compétences aux acteurs locaux, la sensibilisation des populations et la création de conditions favorables à la planification/réalisation des mesures de réduction de risques qui protègent les personnes vulnérables dans trois communes du département Sud-est. 


China: Rehabilitation and management strategy for over-pumped aquifers under a changing climate

01.09.2018 - 31.12.2022

In the past 30 years the aquifers in the North China plain have been over-exploited. Based on cutting-edge Sino-Swiss expertise in real-time groundwater monitoring and modelling, the project will implement groundwater and agricultural management policies to stabilize groundwater levels as a buffer to climate change induced droughts. The project will work with farmers and local authorities to facilitate policy uptake. Findings are relevant for many water-stressed countries and will be shared globally.


Pakistan NDRMF Consultant Disaster Risk Financing

01.09.2018 - 31.12.2019

While Pakistan faces significant disaster risk and an increasing rate of occurrence of hazardous eventsi there is very limited understanding of instruments for Disaster Risk Financing (DRF), like insurance soveretgn risk transfer and preparedness for budget reallocations The DRF Consultant will assist the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) in disaster risk modelltng work including the formulation of a national DRF strategy for Pakistan and DRF instruments which can support Government's efforts to better manage the risks and their significant financial implications.


Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Joint UN Project

01.09.2018 - 30.06.2023

High exposure to natural hazards coupled with insufficient technical, organizational, and financial capacities of BiH’s institutions and governments directly impede the country’s socio-economic development and increase population vulnerability. This Project, jointly implemented by five UN Agencies, will reduce the social and economic vulnerabilities of citizens and institutions affected by disasters and climate change by introducing and operationalizing an integrated model of disaster risk governance and livelihood enhancement starting with selected local municipalities.


Solar irrigation for Agriculture Resilience (SoLAR)

01.08.2018 - 30.06.2024

Farmers increasingly rely on irrigation to counter rising temperature and rainfall variability, leading to growth in energy demand and depletion of groundwater resources. The project aims to promote solar irrigation as a water-energy solution for climate-resilient and socially inclusive agrarian livelihoods in South Asia. Swiss innovation in groundwater monitoring through electricity use, efficient solar pumps and smart micro grids will be applied in the partner countries.


Backstopping SDC Climate Change and Environment (CC&E) Network

01.07.2018 - 31.12.2023

A climate smart development cooperation requires continuous knowledge management and a sound thematic expertise. The next phase of the Backstopping Support Mandate (BSM) will help to capitalize on SDC’s key learnings, stimulate capacity building, foster mainstreaming and provide thematic support in the field of climate change and environment This will allow the SDC Climate Change and Environment Network and the Global Programme Climate Change (GPCCE) help improve the overall quality of SDC’s operational activities in this thematic field.


ACTED Earthquake response in Chong-Alai region

01.07.2018 - 31.03.2019

To complement and complete the efforts supported by Switzerland in the immediate aftermath of earthquakes in remote Chong-Alai region in May 2017, the project's Phase 2 will provide shelter construction assistance to the remaining vulnerable earthquake-affected households that were unable to re-build their houses. The assistance will be in the form of distribution of construction materials to the remaining affected households and provision of technical assistance on affordable and replicable earthquake-safe construction techniques.


Climate Resilience of IFAD Programmes

01.07.2018 - 31.12.2022

The International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD is a key partner for Switzerland in the efforts to lift smallholder farmers out of poverty. However, climate change is putting the success of the IFAD’s development programmes at risk. Switzerland supports the integration in all IFAD projects of measures that respond to potential climate threats into all IFAD projects. As a result, farmers become more resilient and Swiss investments through IFAD more sustainable.

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