All articles for the topic: Cameroon

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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

Background

In the face of climate change, two main types of strategies — mitigation and adaptation — have emerged and are now widely recognized. Mitigation aims to reduce the sources or...

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

Abstract

This paper describes a participatory and collaborative process for formalising qualitative data, using research from southeast Cameroon, how these results can provide input to an...

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Assessing current social vulnerability to climate change

Executive summary

This paper describes a participatory methodology used to assess the current vulnerability of local communities in the Congo Basin. Vulnerability has been studied...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

Summary

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

The OxGAME project is a 12-month pump-priming project funded by the OUP John Fell fund at the University of Oxford.

Our aim is to explore and evaluate the role computer models can...

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Tri-National de la Sangha Landscape

Briefing note

Background

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...

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Current vulnerability in the Tri-National de la Sangha Landscape

Working Paper

Summary

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...

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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

Wildlife in the Cameroonian forests. Photo by Terry Sunderland/CIFOR.

In Cameroon and elsewhere in the Congo Basin, the majority of rural households and a large...

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

In Cameroon and elsewhere in the Congo Basin, the majority of rural households and a large proportion of urban households depend on plant and animal products from the forests to meet their...

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Dynamic Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a dynamic process, changing on a variety of inter-linked temporal and spatial scales. On the one hand, It is bounded by processes of change that can be slow or abrupt and...

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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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Cameroon TNS Baseline- System of Analysis

4.1 The Broader System

The system of analysis is located in the Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS) landscape, which consists of three national parks: Lobéké (Cameroon), Nouabalé-Ndoki (ROC) and...

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Cameroon Case Study

This is the Cameroon case study, part of the COBAM project

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COBAM Project

Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS) Landscape. Photo by Tahia Devisscher (2011)

A baseline vulnerability assessment has been conducted in the Tri-National de la Sangha (...

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for Mangrove Systems

(Originally published at ClimatePrep.org, 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

Session 1: Setting the Stage and Exploration

This is a workshop report from Training of Trainers workshop on Climate Analysis held in April 2008 to support the technical assistance teams...

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KnETs

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)

Summary

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 - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/NDCStaging/pages/Party.aspx?party=CMR

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs - http://spappssecext.worldbank.org/sites/indc/PDF_Library/CM.pdf
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal - https://climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org/country/cameroon
ClimateWatch Profile - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/CMR
NDC Partnership Page - http://ndcpartnership.org/countries-map/country?iso=CMR

SDG Voluntary National Review

2019 Voluntary National Review - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/cameroon

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Overview - http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/cameroon
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub - http://unstats-undesa.opendata.arcgis.com/

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections - https://klimalog.die-gdi.de/ndc-sdg/country/CMR

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability - http://ndcpartnership.org/climate-watch/ndcs-sdg

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 - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/cmrnc2.pdf
The ClimateWatch profile may provide one more recent assessment of greenhouse gas emissions - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/CMR

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=41516&cid=30
National Report in Preparation for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=889&cid=30

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

No Action to date - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/SitePages/Country.aspx?CountryI...

National Action Plans

National Adaptation Plan - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/NAPC/Documents/Parties/PNACC_Cameroun_VF_V...

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

REDD+ National Strategy - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC186285
Convention to Combat Desertification National Action Programme - https://knowledge.unccd.int/sites/default/files/naps/cameroon-fre2006.pdf
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan - https://www.cbd.int/doc/world/cm/cm-nbsap-v2-en.pdf

National Regulations/Policies

Cameroon Vision 2035 - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/cameroon-vision-2035/
Law No. 2011/002 Governing the Electricity Sector in Cameroon - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/law-n-2011-022-of-governing-t...
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+ - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/prime-ministerial-decree-no-1...
Decree No. 2011/2582/PM setting out how to protect the atmosphere - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/decree-n0-2011-2582-pm-settin...
Presidential Decree No. 2009/410 establishing the creation, organization and functions of the National Observatory on Climate Change - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/presidential-decree-no-2009-4...
Document de Politique du Ministère de l’élevage des pêches et des industries animales - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC159243
Stratégie 2020 du Sous-Secteur Forêts et Faune au Cameroun. Plan D'Actions 2013-2017 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC146461
Plan National de Développement des Produits Forestiers Non Ligneux (Juillet 2012) - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC158090
Loi n° 2013-004 du 18 Avril 2013 fixant les incitations à l'investissement privé en République du Cameroun - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC158575
Loi n° 2003/03 portant protection phytosanitaire - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC050036
Loi nº 96-12 portant loi-cadre relative à la gestion de l'environnement - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC019578
Loi nº 94/01 portant régime des forêts, de la faune et de la pêche - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC004845
Loi n° 98-005 portant régime de l'eau - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC033974
Loi nº 78-23 relative à la protection des parcs nationaux - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC039385
Loi n° 2004/003 régissant l'urbanisme au Cameroun - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC050066
Ordonnance nº 74-1 fixant le régime foncier - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC001139

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/country-profiles/cameroon

Financing

Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing research on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the forestry sector - https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/779
Financing for food security and improving food supply processes - https://www.isdb.org/projects/data/uid-pj0032437
Financing biodiversity conservation - https://www.afdb.org/en/documents/multinational-central-africa-biodivers...
Financing supporting engagement with REDD+ - https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/country/cameroon
Financing the expansion of renewable technologies - https://www.thegef.org/project/promoting-access-renewable-energy-and-dev...
Financing climate resilience through the provision of hydrometeorological services - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/modernizing-hydrometeorological-services-streng...
Financing resilience to climate-related events like flooding - https://www.thegef.org/project/enhancing-resilience-poor-communities-urb...

Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update - https://climatefundsupdate.org/data-dashboard/#1541245745457-d3cda887-f010
OECD Climate Change - https://www.oecd.org/env/cc/
OECD Investment for Green Growth - https://www.oecd.org/environment/green.htm
Climate Investment Funds - https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/country/cameroon
African Development Bank Group - https://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/climate-change

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 - https://gain.nd.edu/our-work/country-index/
Environmental Performance Index - https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/cameroon
PreventionWeb - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/countries/africa/cmr

Energy Supply and Demand

Barriers related to the deployment of renewable energies in Cameroon and ways to strengthen policies - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331133352_Barriers_related_to_t...
Key Energy Statistics - https://www.iea.org/countries/cameroon

Land Use

LandLinks Country Profile - https://www.land-links.org/cameroon
Forests and Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Cameroon - https://www.cifor.org/library/3166
Cameroon’s forest policy within the overall national land use framework: from sectorial approaches to global coherence? - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/cfa/ifr/2016/00000018/A00101s1...

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Forests, illegality, and livelihoods in Cameroon - https://www.cifor.org/library/2108/
The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Cameroon - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2355036_The_Economic_Impact_of_...

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Cameroon's Second National Communication - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/cmrnc2.pdf
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=25671&cid=30

Case Studies

weADAPT Case Studies

weADAPT Entries - https://www.weadapt.org/case-studies?keyword=cameroon

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources - https://cdkn.org/regions/cameroon

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page - https://www.isdb.org/cameroon

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard - http://thinkhazard.org/en/report/45-cameroon

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping - http://resourceirena.irena.org/gateway/countrySearch/?countryCode=CMR

Land Use Data

FAOStat - http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile - https://www.wmo.int/cpdb/cameroon

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