All articles for the topic: Cameroon

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University of Dschang

The University of Dschang is a public university in Central Africa located in the city of Dschang, West Cameroon. The University of Dschang is a public scientific and cultural institution, whose mi

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Adaptation of Women to Climate Variability in Cameroon

In this paper, we examine the vulnerability and adaptability of women along the southern slopes of the Rumpi Hills forest, Ndian Division of Cameroon.

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Climate Change Workshops for Young People [Cameroon]

A capacity building project to empower young people with knowledge and skills needed to tackle climate and environmentally related issues in their schools, families and the community at large.

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Communauté Urbaine de Douala / Douala City Council

The urban community of Douala is a decentralized public entity that manages under the tutelage of the State of Cameroon, local business to ensure the social and cultural economic d

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Adaptation in the Congo Basin

This report presents the progress of projects and initiatives that promote adaptation and REDD+ in the Congo Basin region and analyses opportunities for synergies or trade-offs between the two strategies. 

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Identifying Salient Drivers of Livelihood Decision-Making in the Forest Communities of Cameroon

Using research from southeast Cameroon, this paper describes a participatory and collaborative process for formalising qualitative data  and explains how these results can provide input to a social simulation model. Insights to provide in better understanding decision-making in the region are also explained. 

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Assessing current social vulnerability to climate change

This paper describes a participatory methodology used to assess the current vulnerability of local communities in the Congo Basinon the COBAM project. Vulnerability has been studied through the lenses of different dimensions: system and exposure units, dynamic processes, multiple threats, differential exposure, social capital and collective action. The purpose of this framework is to grasp the socio-ecological dynamics in the system over the past decades, in order to identify future actions for reducing vulnerability and to enhance adaptive capacity.

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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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Facing Changes in African Forests

What is Participatory Video?

Participatory Video (PV) is a set of techniques to involve a group or community in shaping and creating their own film. The idea behind this is that making a...

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OxGAME project

evaluating the role computer models can play in anthropological research about the future of subsistence farming in Cameroon.

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Tri-National de la Sangha Landscape Briefing note

The Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS) landscape came into being during a summit of heads of state and Governments of the Economic Community of Central African States in 1999. This note is background for a case in the COBMA project.

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Current vulnerability in the Tri-National de la Sangha Landscape

The study of the current vulnerability of villages in the Tri-National de la Sangha Landscape, Cameroon, creates the basis to evaluate future vulnerability and identify possible adaptation strategies that could be synergistic with mitigation efforts in the Congo region.

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The Congo Basin Forests: a solution for both adaptation and mitigation

This articles describes solutions for both adaptation and mitigation in the Congo Basin Forests.

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World Agroforestry Centre

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Center.

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Vulnerability, forest-related sectors and climate change adaptation in Cameroon

Vulnerability, forest-related sectors and climate change adaptation in Cameroon

Vulnerability, forest-related sectors and climate change adaptation in Cameroon

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Vulnerability, forest-related sectors and climate change adaptation: The case of Cameroon

This paper presents some of the adaptation research results from the Congo Basin Forest and Climate Change Adaptation project (CoFCCA).

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Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (COBAM)

The COBAM project aims to provide stakeholders with the information, analysis and tools they need to adapt to climate change and reduccarbon emissions in the forests of the Congo Basin

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COBAM Project

COBAM project

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for Mangrove Systems

(Originally published at, April 2012) 

Along the west coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, the communities of Tikina Wai have lived near mangrove forests for many...

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Training of Trainers Workshop on Climate Change Science - Summary of Proceedings

ToT Climate science workshop summary

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This article describes a technique for classifying and formalising elicited knowledge that can be used to enhance understanding of collected data and reveal new avenues for enquiry. 

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Mitigation: Cameroon has committed to a 32% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by from their business as usual scenario by 2035. This reduction is dependent on support from the international community. Cameroon intends to meet this target while also developing its agricultural sector, becoming a middle income country, and reducing national poverty. Cameroon emphasizes mitigation activities that have co-benefits for economic development in key sectors like energy, agriculture, and forestry. Mitigation activities focus on reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and enhancing resource recovery, across sectors. Developing forestry and agriculture in a way that avoids land degradation and deforestation is also a mitigation priority.

Adaptation: Cameroon considers building resilience to climate change as an opportunity to further sustainable development and ensure the capacity of vulnerable groups to address climate change impacts. Strategic adaptation priorities include further research on climate change impacts and adaptation options, informing and mobilizing the population, integrating climate change adaptation into all national strategies and policies, and finally actively reducing climate change vulnerability in critical sectors and geographic areas. Specific adaptation activities include, but are not limited to, building resilience within agriculture and fishing, improving disaster preparedness, securing water services, energy supply diversification, and awareness raising efforts. 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)


Cameroon has a diverse geography, including coastal plains and mountain ranges, and a variety of natural resources including timber, oil and gas, and agricultural products. Cameroon's stewardship of these resources will have far-reaching economic and environmental implications. Cameroon is engaged in multiple international and multilateral agreements related to issues like climate change and timber trade. Cameroon itself is vulnerable to negative impacts from climate change in its coastal regions, related to sea level rise and flooding, as well as drought risk and negative agricultural impacts.




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

Cameroon has indicted the intention of creating a dynamic climate change information system and database, however that is not yet available. 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 -
National Report in Preparation for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction -

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

No Action to date -

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

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

National Regulations/Policies

Cameroon Vision 2035 -
Law No. 2011/002 Governing the Electricity Sector in Cameroon -
Prime Ministerial Decree No.103/CAB/PM regarding the creation, organization and operation of the Steering Committee for activities to reduce emissions from deforestation, degradation, sustainable management and conservation of forests, REDD+ -
Decree No. 2011/2582/PM setting out how to protect the atmosphere -
Presidential Decree No. 2009/410 establishing the creation, organization and functions of the National Observatory on Climate Change -
Document de Politique du Ministère de l’élevage des pêches et des industries animales -
Stratégie 2020 du Sous-Secteur Forêts et Faune au Cameroun. Plan D'Actions 2013-2017 -
Plan National de Développement des Produits Forestiers Non Ligneux (Juillet 2012) -
Loi n° 2013-004 du 18 Avril 2013 fixant les incitations à l'investissement privé en République du Cameroun -
Loi n° 2003/03 portant protection phytosanitaire -
Loi nº 96-12 portant loi-cadre relative à la gestion de l'environnement -
Loi nº 94/01 portant régime des forêts, de la faune et de la pêche -
Loi n° 98-005 portant régime de l'eau -
Loi nº 78-23 relative à la protection des parcs nationaux -
Loi n° 2004/003 régissant l'urbanisme au Cameroun -
Ordonnance nº 74-1 fixant le régime foncier -

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation -


Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing research on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the forestry sector -
Financing for food security and improving food supply processes -
Financing biodiversity conservation -
Financing supporting engagement with REDD+ -
Financing the expansion of renewable technologies -
Financing climate resilience through the provision of hydrometeorological services -
Financing resilience to climate-related events like flooding -

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

Cameroon receives climate funding from the African Development Bank Group, the Islamic Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility, the Green Climate Fund, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Congo Basin Forest Fund, Special Climate Change Fund, and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index -
Environmental Performance Index -

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery -
PreventionWeb -

Energy Supply and Demand

Barriers related to the deployment of renewable energies in Cameroon and ways to strengthen policies -
Key Energy Statistics -

Land Use

LandLinks Country Profile -
Forests and Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Cameroon -
Cameroon’s forest policy within the overall national land use framework: from sectorial approaches to global coherence? -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Forests, illegality, and livelihoods in Cameroon -
The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Cameroon -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Cameroon'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">Coastal Management and Planning</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Reforestation and/or Afforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Bioenergy</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Education and Public Awareness</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydrometeorological Hazards</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Solar Power</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Deforestation</span>

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