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CLIMAP portal

CLIMAP portal: online climate tool to support Senegalese agricultural planning

A new online climate tool, the CLIMAP portal, has been developed to help support agricultural planning in Senegal. 

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Addressing the Land Degradation–Migration Nexus

A review of existing evidence, good practices, and policy recommendations on the complex interrelationships between migration and desertification, land degradation and drought.

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Inescapably intertwined: the reality of globalisation and borderless climate risks

Climate adaptation efforts are unlikely to succeed if done in geographic isolation. The Transnational Climate Impacts Index examines country exposure to climate change from an international view.

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Adaptation without borders? Preparing for indirect climate change impacts

A SEI project produced resources that highlight the need to look beyond national boundaries in adaptation planning, and explain how policy-makers can start identifying indirect climate risks.

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Reducing vulnerability to food price shocks in a changing climate

This brief explores the impacts of food price shocks in a changing climate.

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National Adaptation Plans and the indirect impacts of climate change

This brief supports countries to take stock of the “indirect impacts” of climate change and to address them in their National Adaptation Plan.

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Mitigation: Senegal has committed unconditionally to emissions reductions of 3% (by 2020), 4% (by 2025), and 5% (by 2030), and conditional reductions of 7%, 15%, and 21% for the years as previously listed. These reductions are from the established business as usual scenario. Senegal's mitigation efforts will reach across sectors. Within the energy sector activities on expanding electricity generation, efficiency and public transport will be implemented. The agriculture and forestry sectors will pursue reduced emissions from fertilizer and manure management, climate smart agriculture, and efficient land management. Emissions will also be reduced by improvements in waste management and industrial practices. Adaptation: Senegal is committed to integrating climate change adaptation efforts into national development to protect and further economic growth. Adaptation efforts focus on biodiversity, coastal areas, water supply, agriculture fishing and livestock, flooding controls, and public health issues. Specific activities include further research and technical studies, the establishment of protected areas, improved management, provision of insurance options, and infrastructure changes and additions. International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)

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Senegal's NDC-SDG Connections

Senegal's geographic location, climatic context, and socio-economic challenges defines its vulnerability to climate change. Climate change has already affected precipitation patterns, minimum temperature, and sea level in Senegal. This has resulted in issues with flooding, droughts, biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation, and coastal erosion, all of which are predicted to worsen with further climate change. These issues have further damaged already low levels of agriculture production, led to health concerns, depleted water resources, damaged infrastructure, and undermined sectors from tourism to fishing. Climate change is a serious development concern for Senegal and its population.

 

 

 

<span class="isdb-tag">Biodiversity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Climate Smart Agriculture</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Energy Efficiency</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Water Scarcity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydrometeorological Hazards</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Coastal Management and Planning</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Agriculture Fishing Forestry Sector</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Sustianable Transport</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Food Insecurity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Solar Power</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Urban Management and Planning</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Bioenergy</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Biological Hazard</span>

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