Improving resilience to climate change impacts in Montenegro
Eco worked with the Montenegro office of UNDP to finalize a project proposal for carrying out capacity development activities related to analysing climate change and developing the Second National Communication (SNC) of Montenegro to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The SNC are building upon Initial National Communication (INC) which represented a ground-breaking, cumulative effort of more than 40 specialists from Montenegro. Eco’s expert worked with stakeholders to develop a plan of activities which will aid Montenegro in building capacity to analyse and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve resiliency to climate change impacts, and meet its international obligations to the UNFCCC.
Eco’s consultant Seth Landau, a fluent speaker of Croatian which is mutually understandable in Montenegro, Serbia, and Bosnia, carried out consultations with dozens of stakeholders in the country – developing a National Capacity Self-Assessment before developing the project proposal. Seth finalised the proposal which was submitted to the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The process of SNC development began in early 2011.
Seth has been working in the region for a number of years – including working to develop the 2008 Croatia National Human Development Report entitled “A Climate for Change – Climate change and its impacts on society and economy in Croatia” and has a keen understanding of the issues faced by the countries of South-eastern Europe.
If you are a Government or international organisation seeking support in analysis related to climate change or developing a project proposal for capacity building related to addressing climate change, contact Seth Landau using our online form.