• Income group: high income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.487
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 6,747
  • Population: 3,286,314
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Some detail in adaptation plan
  • Medium-low climate risk
Vision Statement

Promote ecosystem-based adaptation, strengthening ecosystem and biodiversity conservation strategies.

Empirical evidence from Uruguay on NbS effectiveness

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Energy
  • Urban population
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Economy
    • Energy security
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Raising public awareness
    • Health research / action
    • Risk transfer initiatives
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient energy infrastructure \n / energy management
    • Resilient transport \n infrastucture

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Restoration and maintenance of coastal ecosystems services that provide protection against extreme events and of ecosystems services that protect drinking water sources.

Development and strengthening of the National Protected Areas System, which contributes to the protection of climate change and variability vulnerable biodiversity and ecosystems.

Improve the protection of surface and underground water sources, such as aquifer recharge areas, through the promotion of good drilling practices, point source and non-point sources pollution control and the implementation of conservation and restoration measures for gallery forests.