All articles for the topic: Algeria

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Food in an uncertain future

This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk.

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa


Africa has a large and growing coastal population, including a number of important coastal cities. With sea-level rise, flooding and inundation of coastal areas would be expected...

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CIRCE Foundation Paper Protoypes

Adaptation Prototypes

As examples of cases in which the information within wikiadapt can be used, prototypes have been developed for several countries which are at various stages in the...

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CIRCE Foundation Paper Introduction

Foundatation paper on adaptation options and screening. Suggested approach views adaptation as a socio-institutional process of learning and change that needs to be supported in innovative ways

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Association for Research on Climate and Environment, Algeria

Created in Oran (Algeria) in 1993, the Association for Research on Climate and Environment (ARCE) materialized the will of a group of scientists from different backgrounds to advocate an integrated

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Circe foundation paper


This interactive user guide is being developed to produce CIRCE project deliverable D13.2.1 Foundatation paper on adaptation options and screening. The rationale is that by...

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Gulf of Oran

Case Study: Gulf of Oran

The Gulfs of Oran and Arzew, in Algeria, comprise rich marine ecosystems, a fertile coastal zone, nature reserves for a wide range of species, and ancient sites of historical and cultural significance. The marine ecosystem is, however, sensitive to environmental disturbance, for example, pollution, climate change, deterioration of marine habitat and over-exploitation of resources. 

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Mitigation: Algeria proposes a 7% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, from a business as usual scenario and by 2030, assuming Algeria receives technical and financial support from external actors. In the energy sector these reductions will come from the use of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency improvements, greater use of natural gas and liquefied petroleum, and reduced gas flaring. Waste valorization, composting, and energy recovery from landfill sites will be used to reduce emissions in the waste sector. Afforestation and reforestation will also be pursued to increase the carbon sink potential in Algeria. Finally, education and public awareness raising will be used to address climate change nationally. Adaptation: Algeria's adaptation priority is the creation of a climate resilient economy, this particularly involves protecting the general population, important natural resources, and key infrastructure from extreme climate events. Specifically, Algeria intends to reinforce ecosystem resilience to flooding and drought, rehabilitate degraded areas, integrate planning for climate change impacts across sectors, and consider climate change impacts in national security planning and the pursuit of political stability. These activities will require international support to improve Algeria's national and local institutional and human capacity, as well as its technical capacity to monitor extreme climate events and integrate climate change into governance. 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)


Algeria's NDC-SDG Connections

Algeria is a coastally-dependent country that is vulnerable to climate variability across regions and seasons, deforestation and land degradation, extreme climate events, and flooding and drought. These challenges are exacerbated by climate change, which is already having a notable impact on Algeria. Algeria also has pressing development and socioeconomic needs, which are dependent in part on hydrocarbon prices, making the country particularly economically vulnerable to the impacts of global mitigation efforts.

International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement -

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs -
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal -
ClimateWatch Profile -
NDC Partnership Page -

SDG Voluntary National Review

2019 Voluntary National Review -

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Overview -
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub -

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections -

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability -

Emissions Data

Algeria does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but recent emissions reporting can be found here -
The ClimateWatch profile may provide one more recent assessment of greenhouse gas emissions -

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action -
Law No. 04-20 relative to the Prevention of Major Risks and the Management of Catastrophes in the Framework of Sustainable Development -

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

No Action to date -

National Action Plans

National Climate Plan -
National Action Plan for the environment and Sustainable Development -
National Plant of Action and Adaptation to Climate Change -

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

Convention to Combat Desertification National Action Programme -
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan -

National Regulations/Policies

Law No. 11-02 relating to protected areas in the context of sustainable development -
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development Plan 2011-2030 -
Renewable Energy and Efficiency Development Plan 2015-2030 -
Executive Decree No. 2004-92 On the Diversification of Power Generation Costs -
Law 99-09 relative to the Management of Energy -
Law No. 04-09 relative to Renewable Energy Promotion in the Framework of Sustainable Development -
Executive Decree No. 2011-423 fixing the operating procedures of the Trust Account No. 302-1221 “National Fund for Renewable Energy and Cogeneration” -
Regulatory Order fixing the guaranteed purchase price and the conditions of their application for electricity generated from facilities using photovoltaic segment -
Executive Decree No. 10-258 establishing the powers of the Minister of Planning and the Environment -
Executive Decree No. 2005-375 Creating the National Agency on Climate Change, fixing its missions and defining terms of its organisation and operation -
Executive Decree No. 2011-33 on the establishment, organization and functioning of the Algerian Institute of Renewable Energy -
Executive Decree No. 2005-495 relative to the establishment of energy audits for large consumers -

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation -


Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update -
OECD Climate Change -
OECD Investment for Green Growth -
Climate Investment Funds -

Multilateral Funders

Algeria receives climate funding from the Global Environment Facility, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the European Union, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Climate Change in Algeria: Vulnerability and Strategy of Mitigation and Adaptation -
Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index -
Environmental Performance Index -

Natural Disaster/Hazards

PreventionWeb -

Energy Supply and Demand

Algerian Energy Policy: Perspectives, Barriers, and Missed Opportunities -
Key Energy Statistics -

Land Use

Global Forest Resources Assessment -
Land Policy and Land Markets on the Agricultural Frontier in Arid Algeria -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Sustainable livelihoods in North Africa and East Mediterranean -
The Role of Nascent Entrepreneurship in Driving Inclusive Economic Growth in North Africa -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Algeria's Second National Communication -

Case Studies

weADAPT Case Studies

weADAPT Entries -

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources -

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page -

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard -

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping -

Land Use Data

FAOStat -

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile -
Global Atmosphere Watch Station -

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