Burkina Faso

  • Income group: low income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.526
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 2,849
  • Population: 15,730,977
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

Sustainable rural production systems which, by taking into consideration local knowledge and know-how […] (iii) improve the well-being of the people living on the land and (iv) restore preserve the integrity and functioning of ecosystems.

Empirical evidence from Burkina Faso on NbS effectiveness

Articles about NbS from Burkina Faso

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Rural population
  • Urban settlements
  • Urban population
  • Education
  • Rural settlements
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Livelihood security
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Community capacity building
    • Raising public awareness
    • Health research / action
    • Resilient livelihoods
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient energy infrastructure \n / energy management
    • Resilient settlements
    • Resilient rural settlements
    • Resilient urban settlements

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Implementation of good forestry and agroforestry practices (selective cutting of firewood, assisted natural regeneration, controlled land clearing, etc)

Practice of agroforestry for sustained management of natural resources.

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

12 regions (CT) or 180 communes, in cooperation with grassroots communities, create and organise one biodiversity conservation area each with a commune or regional focus, at least 5,000 ha in area. Potential target regions: Boucle du Mouhoun, Sud- Ouest, Cascades, Centre-Ouest; Hauts-Bassins. 900000Ha.

The development plans of all classified forests are audited and updated for the purpose of diversifying the development objectives and making the local river communities more responsible (ecobased approach) Potential target regions: Boucle du Mouhoun, Sud- Ouest, Cascades, Centre-Ouest; Hauts-Bassins; Centre-Nord, 450000Ha.

200 rural communes develop and implement, with the support of the government or NGO’s, assisted natural regeneration projects with the participation of at least 5 village communities each. All regions, 800000Ha.

105,000 ha of CES development each year for the restoration or maintenance of crop land fertility including: 75,000 ha of degraded land are rehabilitated each year for forestry and pastoral uses, and 2000 ha (200 km) of stream banks are rehabilitated and access-protected each year.