• Income group: upper middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.85
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 185,220
  • Population: 28,946,101
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Medium-low climate risk
Vision Statement

Conservation and sustainable management of forests is a measure of high incidence both adaptation, decreasing the vulnerability forests, and mitigation, due to the protection of sinks and increased CO2 capture

Promote and develop a vision of rights of Mother Earth as representing the rights of generations present and future, as well as respect for other life forms.

Promote actions at national and international level for protection, conservation and sustainable management of strategic areas, such as sources and fresh water reservoirs (surface and subsurface), watersheds, biodiversity, seas, oceans and forests.

Defend land rights and state sovereignty Venezuelan negotiations related to the administration of ocean space, submarine and ocean, as well as the biodiversity present in these spaces.

Empirical evidence from Venezuela on NbS effectiveness

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Energy
  • Urban settlements
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • 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
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient energy infrastructure \n / energy management
    • Resilient tourism
    • Resilient urban settlements

Current Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Promotes sustainable forest management projects, as environmental, social and economic, under the principle of multiple uses, promoting direct participation of local communities and other social organizations in the production, processing and distribution of goods and services derived from the forest.

The Tree Mission is an ambitious national reforestation plan It is driven by the state since 2006 where participating communities (Community Councils, Committees Conservationists, Schools, etc.) and public institutions. Reforestation is made for purposes of education, conservation, agro-based and industrial integrated and sustainable management oriented Good Living. Contemplate the collection of seeds and plants in nurseries institutional, school or community, planting and maintenance for four consecutive years. To date they have established more than 30 million plants.

Regulates the use of forest species, considering the minimum diameters cut ensures processes ecological succession, forest structure and biodiversity. It involves adoption of sustainable forest management practises such as mapping of harvestable trees to optimise track layout extraction.