• Income group: lower middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.537
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 4,503
  • Population: 13,092,666
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

Zambia places significant importance and priority on adaptation to the effects of climate change in order to enhance the resilience of its population, ecosystems, infrastructure, productive and health systems.

Empirical evidence from Zambia on NbS effectiveness

Articles about NbS from Zambia

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Livelihood security
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
    • 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
    • Resilient livelihoods
    • Risk transfer initiatives

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Priority Actions: 1. Guaranteed food security through diversification and promotion of Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) practices for crop, livestock and fisheries production including conservation of germplasm for land races and their wild relatives.

Promote CSA practices through conservation agriculture, agroforestry, use of drought tolerant varieties, water use efficiency management and fertilizer use efficiency management (co-benefits – poverty reduction).

Develop a National Wildlife Adaptation Strategy and ensure its implementation through supportive policies, local community, civil society and private sector participation.

Develop a National Wildlife Adaptation Strategy.

Map and protect wildlife corridors and refuges.

Promote community / public / private partnerships in the sustainable management of wildlife resources.

Enforce equitable benefit sharing arrangements among government, communities and the private sector in the management of wildlife resources.
Capacity building in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), […] and climate change planning.

Conduct trainings for farmers, extension and technical staff on CSA, SFM, SFA, RET, EWS and climate change planning.

Conduct public awareness campaigns on climate change, CSA, SFM, SFA, RET and EWS.

Protection and conservation of water catchment areas and enhanced investment in water capture, storage and transfer (linked to agriculture, energy, ecological, industrial and domestic use purposes) in selected watersheds.

Promote the protection of catchment forests in the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa watersheds.

Undertake restoration projects (co-Benefits – improved water security for ecological, domestic and industrial purposes, increased hydrological systems resilience and reduced vulnerability to climate change impacts).