Cabo Verde

  • Income group: lower middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 491
  • Population: 491,875
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

Adapting its fragile ecosystems to climate change is a key priority for Cabo Verde.

Empirical evidence from Cabo Verde on NbS effectiveness

Articles about NbS from Cabo Verde

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Tourism
  • Urban settlements
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Economy
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Community capacity building
    • Health research / action
    • Resilient livelihoods
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Coastal / marine
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient urban settlements

Current Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Cabo Verde will further expand on measures and actions already initiated with international support to other areas of the country, such as increasing groundwater reserves and land conservation practices.

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Promoting integrated water resources management, guaranteeing stable and adequate water supply (for consumption, agriculture, ecosystems and tourism)

Increasing adaptive capacities of the agro-silvo-pastoral production systems in order to ensure and improve national food production, and promoting Cabo Verde´s blue economy.

Protecting and preventing degradation of the coastal zones and their habitat.