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IUCN develops climate rationale for Green Climate Fund proposal with Atlas climate projections and livestock data

Synopsis

The Adaptation Atlas’ climate risk and response data helps IUCN’s develop clear reasoning and justification to shape their livestock-centric Green Climate Fund proposal.

Use Case: Surfacing climate and adaptation data to inform climate-responsive proposals
Stakeholder Group: NGO
Impact: Unlocking finance
KPI: US$34 Million
Geography: United Republic of Tanzania

Farmland with livestock

Rapid and robust data

When the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania decided to prioritize livestock keepers in its next Green Climate Fund proposal due to the vulnerability and economic significance of the sector, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) aligned its efforts to support this direction. The Adaptation Atlas, with its unique mix of climate risk and livestock data, became crucial support for this transition.

Utilizing the data, IUCN and partners rapidly understood the risks to livestock production posed by climate change, including the historical climate trends and potential for future anomalies as well as the production vulnerability. These data were vital in building a strong case for a new livestock-focused project, illustrating the extent of production at risk and the economic value under threat. It enabled IUCN to present a data-driven narrative, effectively highlighting the urgency and importance of focusing on livestock within Tanzania’s adaptation strategy.

Thanks to the detailed insights from the Atlas’ data, IUCN delivered robust climate rationale for the livestock initiative, aligning with the Tanzanian government’s objectives and responding to the country's needs with targeted, evidence-based actions. The Adaptation Atlas Team facilitated a rapid response and underscored the importance of adapting actions for livestock in Tanzania’s response to the climate crisis.

Partners

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Alliance of Bioversity-CIAT

Featured image credit: ©2014CCAFS/C Schubert