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The Gambia

Large Scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation in The Gambia

UN Environment and the government of Gambia have launched the country’s largest adaptation project, which aims to develop a sustainable natural resource-based economy.

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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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Enhancing Gambian Women Livestock Farmers' Adaptation Strategies

This study examined climate change adaptation issues confronting women livestock farmers in The Gambia. Specific focus was on the feeding and breeding strategies in smallholder farming systems.

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Adaptation Tool Kit- Navigation page

ENDA-TM, SEI and local partners in Gambia co-developed a toolkit for vulnerability and adaptation. This has been tested and refined for its use by local practitioners.

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ADx application in the Greater Banjul Area

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The Greater Banjul area in The Gambia faces several climate related hazards including sea-level rise and high temperature stress which...

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ADx Greater Banjul Area

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ADx is a decision support tool to screen adaptation options. Users are able to access several methods to select the most appropriate...

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation in Greater Banjul, Gambia

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Summary

The Gambia has sensitive natural resources such as forests, woodlands, range lands, water resources, offshore...

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National Environment Agency

To protect and preserve the environment of the Gambia: a semi autonomous government institution.

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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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ENDA Community Adaptation Pilot Action Programme

ENDA has been developing a network of pilot action projects across different ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa. These began in 2007 in the Upper Zambezi floodplain region of western Zambia...

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AIACC: Adaptation costs and benefits, S. Africa

Abstract

The broad objective of AIACC project 47 was to develop the capacity to estimate and compare the benefits and costs of projects in natural resource sectors that reduce the expected...

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Mitigation: Gambia has unconditionally committed to climate mitigation by focusing on the following key areas: renewable energy for lighting, communications, public health, and water supply, as well as through forest conservation and expansion. By 2025 Gambia anticipates renewable energy could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 78.5 Gg CO2e, while afforestation produces reductions of about 275.4 Gg CO2e. Further mitigation actions would require external support in the form of financing, capacity building, and technology transfers. With such support Gambia could pursue mitigation activities related to improving rice production, increasing energy efficiency (including improving the transmission and uses of energy for lighting, transport, and cooking), methane capture and flaring, and recycling and composting.

Adaptation: Gambia is implementing an overarching program of awareness raising, public education, strategy development, and governance capacity building to shape its adaptation actions. Adaptation activities under consideration include improving the resilience of urban infrastructure and climate proofing infrastructure generally, adapting the agriculture system, building resilience in coastal and riverine economies and communities, and restoration in the Gambia watershed.

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

Gambia is a coastal West African country, divided by the Gambia river. Economically, Gambia is a considered a least developed country. Its economy is largely reliant on the service sector, as well as the agricultural sector, and relatively undiversified. Gambia's socioeconomic development challenges, as well as its dependence on sectors heavily impacted by climate and price shocks, makes the country vulnerable to climate change. Gambia has been particularly engaged in climate change diplomacy and policy action.

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=GMB

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

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

SDG Voluntary National Review

Gambia has not yet completed a Voluntary National Review, but a Review is expected by 2020 and will be available here - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/gambia

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Overview - http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/gambia
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/GMB

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

Gambia does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but national emissions reporting can be found within this report - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/bhrnc2.pdf
The ClimateWatch profile may provide one more recent assessment of greenhouse gas emissions - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/GMB

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=42626&cid=64
National Disaster Management Policy - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/the-national-disaster-managem...
National Disaster Management Programme: Strategic Action Plan 2008-2011 - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=10880&cid=64

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

NS-199-Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy in The Gambia - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
NS-226-Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy in The Gambia - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
For recently added action check here - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/SitePages/Country.aspx?CountryI...

National Action Plans

Climate Change National Policy - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/climate-change-national-policy/
National Adaptation Programme of Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=8523&cid=64

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

Convention to Combat Desertification National Action Programme - https://knowledge.unccd.int/sites/default/files/naps/gambia-eng2000.pdf
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan - https://www.cbd.int/doc/world/gm/gm-nbsap-v2-en.pdf

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

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

Financing

Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing resilience in coastal communities - https://www.thegef.org/project/enhancing-resilience-vulnerable-coastal-a...
Financing resilience in coastal cities - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/city-coastal-resilience-africa-citycore
Financing improved water supply for rural and peri-urban communities - https://www.thegef.org/project/improving-water-availability-gambia-s-rur...
Financing climate change adaptation in agriculture - https://www.thegef.org/project/adapting-agriculture-climate-change-gambia
Financing sustainable community forest management - https://www.thegef.org/project/community-based-sustainable-dryland-fores...
Financing ecosystem-based adaptation in the Gambia river basin - https://www.greenclimate.fund/projects/fp011
Financing rural community adaptation - https://www.isdb.org/projects/data/uid-pj0032576
Financing the provision and modernization of electricity - https://projects.worldbank.org/en/projects-operations/project-detail/P16...

National Trust Fund

Gambia has expressed a particular interest in the establishment of a Gambia Climate Change Fund in their Nationally Determined Contributions, but that fund does not yet appear to be operational.

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/gambia
African Development Bank Group - https://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/climate-change

Multilateral Funders

Gambia receives climate funding from the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Green Climate 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 - https://gain.nd.edu/our-work/country-index/
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation in Greater Banjul Gambia - https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/744
Environmental Performance Index - https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/

Natural Disaster/Hazards

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

Energy Supply and Demand

Renewables Readiness Assessment 2013 - https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2013/RRA_Ga...
Key Energy Statistics - https://www.iea.org/countries/gambia

Land Use

Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics: The Republic of the Gambia - https://eros.usgs.gov/westafrica/country/republic-gambia
State of the World's Forests 2015: Gambia Case Study - http://www.fao.org/3/a-C0182e.pdf
Potential impact of climate and socioeconomic change on future agricultural land use in West Africa - https://www.earth-syst-dynam.net/7/151/2016/esd-7-151-2016.pdf

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Climate Change and Development in the Gambia - http://www.columbia.edu/~msj42/pdfs/ClimateChangeDevelopmentGambia_small...
Households’ Livelihood Vulnerability to Climate Change and Climate Variability: A Case Study of the Coastal Zone, The Gambia - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322835481_Households'_Livelihood_Vulnerability_to_Climate_Change_and_Climate_Variability_A_Case_Study_of_the_Coastal_Zone_The_Gambia
Enhancing Gambian Women Livestock Farmers' Adaptation Strategies - https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/24891

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Gambia's Second National Communication - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/Second%20National%20Comm...
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=25793&cid=64

Case Studies

weADAPT Case Studies

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

Climate and Development Network Country Page

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

Islamic Development Bank Reports

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

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard - http://thinkhazard.org/en/report/90-gambia

Energy Supply and Demand Data

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

Land Use Data

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

Weather/Meteorological Data

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

<span class="isdb-tag">Climate Smart Agriculture</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Reforestation and or/Afforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Energy Efficiency</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Solar Power</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydropower</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Wind Power</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydrometeorological Hazards</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Urban Management and Planning</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> <span class="isdb-tag"> Education and Public Awareness</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Services Sector</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Sustainable Transport</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Gas Flaring</span>

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