Guinea Bissau

  • Income group: low income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.592
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 271
  • Population: 1,520,830
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

The country’s environment is increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of global climate change, which further compounds the problem and makes the forest sector vital to environmental protection and to the overall reduction of disaster risk.

It is therefore necessary and urgent that the Guinea-Bissau Government take initiatives such as the development of new, more resistant , crops and changes in agricultural systems in order to increase the resilience of its agriculture to climate change, the protection of coastal ecosystems and adopt measures to reduce long term risks, like the integration of climate change into local development plans, forest management plans and soil occupancy and, generally speaking, in development policies and strategies. These changes are intended primarily to increase the food security of populations of rural areas in order to enhance their adaptation capacity, reducing pressure on forest and fishery resources and improving access to safe water for human consumption and livestock.

Papers based on country

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Coastal / marine
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient energy infrastructure \n / energy management
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Develop a national reforestation and sustainable management of forest and agro forestry ecosystems programme by 2025.

Increase the adaptation capacity of national ecosystems through soil protection against water and wind erosion, and protecting the coast against rising sea levels and other types of erosion.

Increase the percentage of protected areas […] and an effective implementation of the Forest Act and the moratorium to ban the felling and export of timber over the next five years.

Promote forestry/plantation of species resistant to drought and low rainfall by 2030

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Increase the percentage of protected areas from 15% to 26% and ensure its management.

An effective implementation of the Forest Act and the moratorium to ban the felling and export of timber over the next five years.