Country Brief

Guinea-Bissau is located in the West African north-western Inter-tropical zone. Guinea-Bissau is an integral part of the LDC group. The main environmental challenges revolve around deforestation/soil erosion and the coastal area, biodiversity conservation and quality of water resources. Forest fires destroy more than 120 hectares of forest per year. On the other hand, Guinea-Bissau is an absolute Green House Gas (GHG) sink country, i.e., it is contributing to global climate change mitigation whilst being one of the most affected countries by climate change consequences. This determines the focus of the country on climate change. Adaptation and risk reduction are priorities.