Mozambique National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Official Document - December 2007

The occurrence of extreme climate events in Mozambique constitutes a great barrier to swift sustainable economic development due to human and material damages. This includes the loss of crops due to extreme events, which can occur at least once a year. As a result, the population lives in a situation of threat and instability.

The Government of Mozambique (GM), Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), and Humanitarian Agencies (HA) have been working to reduce the impacts of extreme events through the elaboration of various action plans and programmes. It’s in this context that a multi- sector group called NAPA was established with the task of coordinating the elaboration and implementation of an action plan for adaptation to climate change in Mozambique.

The present document includes summaries of 4 initiatves, for various economic and social development sectors, with special emphasis on the prevention of natural disasters and Alert and Early Warning Systems; the agricultural, fisheries, energy, environmental and water sectors; coastal zones; and erosion control. 

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