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This briefing note seeks to assess how gender analyses have been used as countries advanced their NAP processes.

Maximizing the Impacts of Targeted Gender Analyses for the National Adaptation Plan Process

This briefing note seeks to assess how gender analyses have been used as countries advanced their NAP processes, the changes they contributed to, and the key factors that enabled those changes. 

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Université de Parakou

Université de Parakou is a university located in Benin, West Africa. The university has the following missions:

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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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Gender analysis to inform NAP processes

Conducting Gender Analysis to Inform National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

This briefing note describes the rationale and approach that NAP Global Network has taken in supporting NAP-focused gender analyses in six African countries. 

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University of Parakou

University of Parakou (UP) is located in Parakou, Borgou, Benin. It is locally known as Université de Parakou. The university was established in 2001.

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Revenue-Generating Opportunities Through Tailored Weather Information Products

This continental-scale market assessment investigated how thriving commercial weather markets could be catalysed in the 11 African countries supported by the CIRDA programme.

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Flood vulnerability and risk in the Bénin Niger River valley

In recent decades, flood disaster is threatening human security in West Africa, particularly in the Niger River basin.The study addresses flood vulnerability and risk in the Bénin Niger River Valley

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Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses.

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Volta Basin Authority

The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) is an agreement between Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo to promote and reinforce co-operation among them in the management and development o

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INSIDE STORY - Working towards a Smart Energy Path: Togo

This inside story explores the outcomes of the project ‘Energy, Ecodevelopment and Resilience in Africa’ which Benin, Mali and Togo participated in.

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INSIDE STORY - Working towards a Smart Energy Path: Benin

This inside story explores the outcomes of the project ‘Energy, Ecodevelopment and Resilience in Africa’ which Benin, Mali and Togo participated in.

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Universite de Lome

The University of Lomé is the largest university in the African country of Togo.

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Benin Ecotourism Concern

Eco-Bénin is an NGO created in 1999 by Gautier Amoussou, Ing. Agronomist.

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Benin Environment and Education Society

The mission of Benin Environment and Education Society is to rehabilitate and improve the indigenous biodiversity of Benin wetlands system to the benefit of local communities and districts, as well

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West Africa Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

WASCAL is an initiative of the German government to establish a center of competence on climate change and adapted land use in West Africa (for the time being, the countries involved are: Benin, Bu

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Amou Développement Environnement - Bénin

ADE-Bénin est une Organisation Non Gouvernementale créée le 20 novembre 2009, enregistrée à la Préfecture d’Abomey le 17 décembre 2009 et publiée au Journal Officiel de la République du Bénin le 1e

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Formation Afrique de l'Ouest 2010-2011

SMHI Formation sur Changements Climatiques en Afrique de l'Ouest 2010-2011 

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Mitigation: Benin has unconditionally committed to reducing agriculture and energy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 3.62%. With international technical, financial, and capacity building support Benin could increase reductions within energy and agriculture by 12.55% and by afforestation and limiting deforestation increase its carbon sequestration potential to make an additional 76.7% conditional mitigation contribution. Specific sectoral mitigation activities include climate smart agriculture, improved irrigation, renewable and natural gas-based electricity generation, expanding electricity access, promoting wood-energy and butane gas energy when and as appropriate, and enhanced forest management, conservation, reforestation, and afforestation. Adaptation: Adaptation is important to Benin's future development, given its vulnerability to climate change. Benin's overarching efforts to promote adaptation focus on improving adaptive capacity by building the skills and knowledge to integrate climate change in all planning and management, mobilizing financial resources to support adaptation, and building a socio-economic base through employment and income generation that allows for resilience and adaptation. Specific adaptation activities focus on diversification and durability in the agriculture sector, water resource management, facilitating afforestation and reducing deforestation, and reducing human and economic vulnerability to coastal erosion and sea-level rise. 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)


Benin's NDC-SDG Connections

Benin is a country in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Benin is already facing environmental degradation issues as a result of resource use and population growth, and it is also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change including droughts, floods, sea level rise, strong winds, and excessive heat. These climate change impacts are expected to be particularly felt within the agriculture and forestry sector, the water supply process, and along the coastline. This is particularly concerning as Benin has a largely undiversified economy that is very reliant on agricultural and susceptible to shocks impacting this sector. As a least developed country Benin faces significant challenges with development and the provision of basic services The vulnerability of Benin's people and its development to climate change make mitigation and adaptation national priorities.



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

2018/2017 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

Benin does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but national emissions reporting can be found within this report -
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 -
National Report in Preparation for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction -

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

No Action to date -

National Action Plans

National Adaptation Programme of Action -

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

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

National Regulations/Policies

Law no 2018/18 on regulating climate change -
Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Development Strategy 2016-2025 -
Decree No. 2003-142 of 30 April 2003 on the establishment, powers and functioning of the National Committee on Climate Change -
Plan National de Développement 2018-2025 -
Plan Stratégique de Développement du Secteur Agricole 2017-2025 -
Plan National d’Investissements Agricoles et de Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle PNIASAN 2017-2021 -
Plan d'Action National des Energies Renouvelables 2015 -
Loi nº 93-009 portant régime des forêts en République du Benin -
Loi-cadre n° 2014-19 du 07 août 2014 relative à la pêche et à l'aquaculture en République du Bénin -
Loi n° 2017-15 du 26 Mai 2017 modifiant et complétant la loi n° 2013-01 du 14 août 2013 portant code foncier et domanial en République du Benin -
Loi n° 2018-20 du 23 avril 2019 portant code pastoral en République du Benin -
Loi N°2010-44 du 24 novembre 2010 portant gestion de l’eau en République du Benin -
Décret N° 2011-573 du 31 Août 2011 portant instauration du schéma directeur d’aménagement et de gestion des eaux -
Loi n° 2002-16 du 18 octobre 2004 portant régime de la faune en République du Bénin -

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 -
African Development Bank Group -

Multilateral Funders

Benin receives climate funding from the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund, the Global Climate Change Alliance, the Least Developed Countries Fund, the Islamic Development Bank, and the Global Environment Facility, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index -
État des lieux des connaissances scientifiques actuelles sur les impacts, la vulnérabilité, et l’adaptation aux changements climatiques au Bénin -
Environmental Performance Index -

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery -
PreventionWeb -

Energy Supply and Demand

Planning and Prospects for Renewable Power: West Africa -
Key Energy Statistics -

Land Use

Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics: The Republic of Benin -
Land Use and Farming Systems in Benin -
State of the World's Forests 2015: Benin Case Study -
Regional Needs Assessment for Countries in West Africa for the Implementation of National Forest Monitoring Systems for REDD+ -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Land Tenure and Communities’ Vulnerability to Climate Shocks: Insights from the Niger Basin of Benin -
Farmers’ vulnerability to climate shocks in Benin -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Benin's Second National Communication -
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action -

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 -

<span class="isdb-tag">Climate Smart Agriculture</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Deforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Food Insecurity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Reforestation and/or Afforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Bioenergy</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"> Economic Diversification</span>

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