Suriname

  • Income group: upper middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.623
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 1,991
  • Population: 539,910
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • No details in adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

At the strategic level, Suriname has outlined in the 2012-2016 National Development Plan, several critical mitigation measures to be implemented which include the rehabilitation and enhancement of infrastructure such as dikes to protect the coastal zone; drainage for urban and non-urban areas; improvements to water resources management; protection of freshwater resources in ground aquifers and rivers; promotion of sustainable land management; applying innovative technologies in the use of land; and instituting measures towards increasing ecosystem resilience to ensure these naturally adapt to the changing climate.

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Rural population
  • Tourism
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient energy infrastructure \n / energy management
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

These assessments also supported the identification of critical adaptation measures of which some are under implementation such as the drafted law for protecting the unprotected parts of the mangrove forests along the coast. The reasons for this measure are to increase natural protection of the vulnerable coastline; protect the mangrove ecosystems on the coast; sequester carbon and reduce GHG emissions caused by uprooting of plants during coastal erosion; to promote natural mangrove regeneration leading to increased fish production and reduced poverty levels.