Country Brief

The Republic of Angola is located in SW Africa and is extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts such as drought and floods, particularly in the southern regions. According to the Angolan NAPA (2011), the major expected climate change threats and impacts are floods, soil erosion, drought episodes, rise in sea level. The main sectors identified as affected by climate change are agriculture and food security; forest and biodiversity; fisheries; water resources; human health; infrastructures; coastal zones; energy. Angola is committed to taking part in the aspiration set at the International level to fight against the phenomenon of climate change, thus contributing to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The country is committed to stabilize its emissions and contribute to climate change mitigation by 2030.