• Income group: lower middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.609
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 0
  • Population: 1,220,000
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

Enhance biodiversity and promote ecotourism with benefit sharing for the surrounding communities.

Empirical evidence from Swaziland on NbS effectiveness

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Rural population
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Health research / action

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Agro-forestry; ecological pest management; flood mapping; grazing land management; degraded land rehabilitation; fire management; and erosion control through terracing.

Scale up investments in restoring and maintaining ecological infrastructure, with a focus on the priority ecological assets.

Establish effective long-term biodiversity conservation, landscape management and natural resource management programmes.

Strategically plan and manage the ecological infrastructure, which includes health grasslands, rivers, wetlands, woodlands and natural forests.