Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Angola 2016-2020

A GEF-funded project is seeking to help climate-vulnerable coastal communities by using ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) – a type of ‘nature-based solution’ that uses ecosystem services to reduce the negative impacts of climate change. The main approaches of the project are: Establishing an early warning climate forecasting system (EWS) to help people prepare in advance for extreme weather; restoring wetlands and mangroves to provide flood defences; promoting climate-resilient land management techniques to mitigate the impacts of drought on livelihoods; and integrating adaptation into national policy.