Tunisia

  • Income group: lower middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.408
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 28,830
  • Population: 10,777,500
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Some detail in adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Rural population
  • Tourism
  • Urban settlements
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Health research / action
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Coastal / marine
    • Resilient tourism
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

A number of measures are planned for adapting ecosystems, which may be summarized as follows:

Rehabilitation of forest nurseries and the expansion of indigenous and multi-use species.

Management of the degraded rough grazing and esparto areas in the central and southern regions.

Conservation of the ecological functions of low-lying coastal areas.

Holistic management of cork oak forests in zones at high risk of fire in the northwest of the country.

Integrated rural development of vulnerable drainage basins, sub-drainage basins and flood control, (In ecosystem section).

Biological consolidation of work to combat silting in the south of Tunisia and support the implementation of regional action plans to counter desertification.