Results of The Fourth National Communication of Armenia prepared with the support of UNDP-GEF “Development of Armenia’s Fourth National Communication to the UNFCCC and Second Biennial Update Report” project and details of regional adaptation planning process, initiated under UNDP-GCF Armenia’s National Adaptation Plan Project (NAP), were introduced during a visit to Tavush region.
At a workshop held in Ijevan, representatives of UNDP in Armenia and RA Ministry of Environment discussed national policy on climate change and relevant programs implemented in the region, existing challenges and growth opportunities.
The international commitments of Armenia in the context of climate change, results of the 4th National Communication of Armenia to the UNFCCC were presented, with the emphasis of the region’s prospects for low carbon development. Particular attention was paid to the climate risks forecasted in Tavush region, main areas vulnerable to climate change, results of the assessment of natural resources, infrastructure, as well as human health vulnerabilities, possible climate change adaptation measures and the importance of climate change related planning in the regional development plans.
The process of the development of Tavush marz adaptation plan in particular the planned support to development of the adaptation plan of Tavush by a selected specialized company under UNDP-GCF NAP project was presented.
During the regional visit, to facilitate awareness raising of climate change related issues, a meeting with teachers of regional public schools was organized, during which “Climate Box” interactive learning tool kit, developed in the frame of “Climate Box: Climate Change Education and Awareness Project” regional project was presented. Opportunities for raising awareness and interest in climate change and climate change adaptation related issues among schoolchildren were also discussed.