One of the least developed countries in the world, Yemen is vulnerable to extreme weather and climate shocks given the low adaptive and institutional capacities of its populations and institutions, heavy dependence on fragile marine ecosystems for fishing, and severe scarcity of freshwater for agriculture.
Building on existing efforts and the goals of Yemen’s national adaptation plan, Yemen is tapping $50 million in grant financing from the PPCR to support investments to mainstream and enhance climate resilience planning and action. Yemen’s PPCR strategic program is designed to reduce the vulnerability of coastal populations.
The program will also help integrate climate resilience and adaptation planning and capacity into Yemen's water and agricultural sectors. PPCR investments will enable knowledge generation of human and ecological adaptation to climate change in diverse areas and provide a framework to integrate this knowledge at the regional and national levels.
The effects of October 2008 floods were estimated at $1.6 billion - 6% of GDP
The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together, they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.