Overview

The government of Mozambique recognizes that the country is vulnerable to catastrophes and that the hazards resulting from climate change are some of the factors that aggravate the situation of absolute poverty in Mozambique. With those challenges in mind, the government has developed the following priority objectives: Reduce the number of human victims and the loss of properties; Promote a culture of prevention; and; Provide the country with the means for prevention and mitigation. Mozambique is placing special emphasis on the prevention of natural disasters and improving early warning systems. Adaptation measures are being implemented in the agricultural, fisheries, energy, environmental and water sectors, with particular attention being paid to the coastal zones and erosion control.

  • National Communication (NC)

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    Key Vulnerabilities
    • Agriculture/Food Security
    • Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
    • Water Resources
    • Land Resources
    • Disasters
    • Biodiversity
    Potential Adaptation Measures

    Agriculture and Food Security

    • Switch to different cultivars
    • Improve and conserve soils
    • Agricultural research and transfer of technology
    • Establish seed banks

    Water Resources

    • Increase water supply, e.g. by using groundwater, building reservoirs, improving or stabilizing watershed management, desalination
    • Improve or develop water management

    Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems

    • Develop Integrated Coastal Zone Management
    • Develop planning/new investment requirements
    • Research/monitor the coastal ecosystem

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  • National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA)

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    National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following summarizes the NAPA for the Mozambique.

    June 23, 2009