National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage.
Cape Verde, as an archipelago country of volcanic origin, presents an environment system with a high degree of fragility and vulnerability face the occurrence of extreme natural phenomena. In account of the fragility of the ecosystems, the insularity and vulnerability that characterize the country, the instruments for implementation of a development strategy have been elaborated with the aim of integrating environmental issues into the planning process and promotion of a sustainable development. The strategic axes of intervention in the areas of economy, environment, security and poverty reduction have been defined in the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy, in the Programme of Fight Against Poverty and in the National Environment Action Plan, and aim at the continued and sustained growth of the economy, the permanent consolidation of national cohesion, the improvement of the quality of life of Cape Verdeans, as well as a wider space for participation and a substantial affirmation of citizenship.
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