Tunis — The Coast Protection and Development Agency (APAL) is preparing to stage an awareness campaign and three-D advertising spots to be aired shortly in Tunisian media, to boost prevention against risks inherent to climate change.
Mrs. Sihem Salim, in charge of communication of this project called "Adjusting Tunisian Coast to Climate Change," said that a methodological guide for coast management will be made available to environmentalist NGOs, municipalities and public institutions to improve their interventions in protecting the coast.
Taking the floor, on Wednesday, during a conference organised in Tunis by APAL in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), she specified that the project aims to devise a national multipartite strategy for the protection against the effects of climate change on the coastal areas.
To identify the fragility of the coastal system, an updated map will be established, in addition to reliance on satellite images and measurement tools.
The 3-billion-dinar project is presently at its final stage (2010-2012). It is financed by Japan and implemented by the UNDP through APAL.
The same project is carried out by UNDP in 20 African countries, including Morocco, by means of Japanese funding.