Central African Republic

  • Income group: low income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.509
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 301
  • Population: 4,576,000
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

The vulnerability to changes in the climate and a lack of ability to adapt to their adverse impacts represent serious threats to the management of ecosystems and other agricultural and renewable natural resources, social cohesion, stability and sustainable development. Thus, the Central African Republic is obliged to take into account the adaptation of its land, its communities and its socioeconomic activities in this effort.

Empirical evidence from Central African Republic on NbS effectiveness

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Rural population
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Energy security
  • 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

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Promote agricultural and forestry systems and sustainable soil management.
Enhancement of agroecological systems in the Lake Chad basin (PRESIBALT/ PRODEBALT).

Promote urban, suburban and community forestry.

Enhancement of climate resilience and transition toward low carbon emission development in the Central African Republic and the Republic of the Congo through sustainable management of forests by means of better land use planning.

Programme of multi-landscape management of biodiversity resources and monitoring of forest management plans