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Gambia: National adaptation programme of action - NAPA (2007)

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.

The Gambia with its low-lying coastline, poor infrastructure and with the vast majority of livelihoods depending on the exploitation of natural resources, certainly has to take the threat from climate change very seriously and should earnestly look for urgent ways of adaptation or else face the consequence of increased poverty, malnutrition, loss of lives and properties from natural (climate) hazards, which are projected to increase.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Environment, Governance
  • Hazards:Drought, Heat Wave
  • Countries/Regions:Gambia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/8523

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