Remote Geo-Hazards Capacity Building and Monitoring in Tajikistan

Projet terminé

Assessing the key vulnerabilities and risks of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that adaptation can significantly reduce many potentially dangerous impacts of climate change and reduce the risk of many key vulnerabilities. However, the technical, financial and institutional capacity, and the actual planning and implementation of effective adaptation, is currently quite limited in Central Asia. In addition, the risk-reducing potential of planned adaptation is often very costly for some key vulnerabilities, such as melting of mountain glaciers.So called “remote geohazards” name all hazards like rapid erosion of dam lakes, glacier lake outburst floods or landslides blocking the runoff of a valley: The origin is located in remote areas, several ten kilometres away from possible impact areas. Contrary to hazards with local origin and local impact, they are seldom recognized before they occur. The impact is of regional scale and effects are usually disastrous. Although the physical cause of many natural events cannot be removed, geologic and hydrologic investigation, good engineering practices, awareness, preparedness and land use management regulations can reduce the risks.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Changement climatique & environnement
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Politique de l’environnement
21.09.2011 - 31.10.2013
CHF 799'131
Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Agha Khan Foundation

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   799'131 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   867'066
Phases du projet Phase 4 01.08.2016 - 31.12.2019   (Phase en cours) Phase 3 01.12.2013 - 31.01.2016   (Completed)

Phase 2 21.09.2011 - 31.10.2013   (Completed)