Income group: low income
National biodiversity index:
CO2 emissions (kilotons): 1,496
Population: 13,155,163 NDC submitted by nation Detailed adaptation plan Low climate risk
Ecosystem-based adaptation consists of the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an integrated adaptation strategy to assist human communities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.
Empirical evidence from South Sudan on NbS effectiveness
Stated Vulnerabilites Agriculture / livestock Water Health and wellbeing Highly vulnerable groups Energy Rural population Tourism
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 Institutional capacity building Community capacity building Raising public awareness Health research / action
Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan
Promote agro-forestry practices as a way of diversifying land production systems and promoting alternative livelihood options.
Promote afforestation of degraded landscapes/watersheds using multiuse forest species to increase community safety nets and diversify livelihoods.
Develop forest reserves and management plans to protect watersheds and improve future water availability.
Establish conservancies and protected areas to buffer local communities and biodiversity against climate change impacts.
Establish water points for wildlife in protected areas to reduce the negative effects of droughts on animal populations.
Introduce an integrated natural resource management approach.