South Sudan

  • 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
Vision Statement

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.