All articles for the topic: Niger

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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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Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of EbA Measures

This sourcebook assists in building awareness, knowledge and capacity about why, how and in which contexts EbA valuation can be used to inform, guide and influence adaptation decision-making.

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VRC Case Study

This chapter summarizes the structure and utility of Vulnerability Reduction Credits and shows how VRCs are created and integrated into adaptations to heterogeneous climate risks. 

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Financial services for resilience: how to assess the impacts?

This report explores the implementation of innovative methodologies to measure the effect of financial services on people's resilience in Niger.

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Disasters and national economic resilience

This paper aims to provide an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting broad changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period.

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Integrating disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change

This brief describes a climate-integrated Community-based Early Warning System implemented by the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) in Dakoro, Niger.



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How gender and adaptive capacity affect resilience

Policy and programme recommendations on gender dynamics and the role of CBA in increasing adaptive capacity and promoting gender equality based on ALP’s practical experiences in Africa since 2010.

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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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Adaptation Planning with Communities

This brief describes ALP’s community adaptation action planning (CAAP) process, which has proven to be a key approach for building motivation and capacity for action on CBA among communities

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ALP Adaptation Strategies Compendium

This compendium presents the range of different adaptation strategies supported by ALP in communities across the four countries where the programme is working.

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Inspiring action post COP21: the Adaptation Learning Programme

The UNFCCC Paris Agreement on climate change represents a historic commitment to tackling a global challenge and to ensure greener, climate resilient growth into the future...

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Centre Régional d Enseignement Spécialisé en Agriculture

Sous la tutelle de l'Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey (UAM), le CRESA a pour objectif de former les étudiants ayant au moins une Maîtrise, les employés des organismes privés ou de l'Etat ayant u

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Community adaptation action planning in Niger

This project example outlines the participatory process through which community-based adaptation
 action planning (CAAP) was carried out with 20 pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in the...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Nigeria

Nigeria’s coast is 850km long and comprises (from west to east) a barrier-lagoon...

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Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Toward Resilience

Toward Resilience is a small, user- friendly guide aimed at helping field practitioners implement effective, sustainable, and integrated DRR and CCA programming.

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Appui-conseil aux organisations productrices de Riz au Niger

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Supporting Adaptation of Productive Practices

The Rombou Rural Commune in central Niger, is faced with frequent droughts as rainfall levels have steadily declined since the late 1960s, resulting in an extended dry season that now...

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Ministère de l'hydraulique et de l'environnement en Niger

Chargée l'organisation, la planification et la mise en œuvre de la politique du gouvernement en matière de l'environnement.

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Food insecurity in Niger


Being aware of the present and future challenges posed by climate change on their socio economic development, local communities did not wait for external help to develop...

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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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Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger

Participe à l'élaboration des politiques nationales de recherches agronomiques.

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Inner Delta River Basin

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Direction Générale des Ressources en Eau

La Direction Générale des Ressources en Eau du BURKINA FASO est coiffée par le Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Hydraulique.

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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: Niger has committed to an unconditional 2.5% greenhouse gas emissions reduction for the business as usual scenario, by 2020, and an additional 1% reduction by 2030. With external financial and technical support Niger has made a conditional commitment to a 25% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and a total 34.6% reduction by 2030 (or a reduction of 33,4000 GgCO2e). Niger approaches mitigation as a way of sustainably promoting growth and extending needed social services. Mitigation efforts will focus on energy and land use (agriculture and forestry). Within the energy sector mitigation will take the form of electrification and improving access to electricity, encouraging the use of biogas and biofuels for cooking, employing renewable energy technology, and improving the efficiency of energy use and infrastructure across sectors. Within agriculture and forestry mitigation will focus on sustainable land management and use to protect ecosystems and sequester carbon. Adaptation: Given the economic and livelihood risks posed by climate change in Niger, adaptation is a national priority. Adaptation efforts will focus on the restoration of harvested and forested land, natural regeneration, dunes fixation, planting of multiuse species, and hedgerows. 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)


Niger's NDC-SDG Connections

Niger is a Sahelian country, located on the edge of the Sahara and largely desert, with highly variable rainfall. Niger also experiences droughts, flood, and locust infestations that contribute to food insecurity. Niger has significant socioeconomic development needs, and its economy is currently very dependent on the agropastoral sector. These contextual factors make Niger very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which may undermine economic growth, impact agriculture production, and exacerbate natural disasters like droughts and floods.





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 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

Niger does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but recent emissions reporting can be found within this report -

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

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

National Regulations/Policies

Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth Strategy Niger 2035 -
Plan de Développement Economique et Social 2017-2021 -
Order Establishing the Technical Commission on Climate Change and Variability -
Decree no. 2000-186/PRN/MME (amending Article 8 of Decree no. 99-460/PCRN/MME on the National Solar Energy Center) -
Plan national de gestion du risque acridien -
Loi n° 2015-35 du 26 mai 2015 relative à la protection des végétaux -
Arrêté nº 0116-MEE-LCD-DGH-DL du 15 octobre 2010 fixant les modalités d'organisation de gestion, de suivi et du contrôle du service public d'approvisionnement en eau potable des populations et du cheptel dans le domaine de l'Hydraulique Rurale au Niger -
Loi nº 2004-040 fixant le régime forestier -
Ordonnance N°2010-54 du 17 septembre 2010 portant Code général des collectivités territoriales de la République du Niger -

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation -


National Trust Fund

Niger was previously the recipient of a Niger Africa Extractive Industries Trust Fund, which could be considered relevant to climate change -

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

Niger receives climate funding from the World Bank, 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 Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, the Least Developed Countries Fund, and the Global Climate Change Alliance, 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

Renewable Readiness Assessment 2013: Niger -
Key Energy Statistics -

Land Use

LandLinks Country Profile -
Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement in Niger -
Sustainable land management practices in the Sahel: review of practices, techniques and technologies for land restoration and strategy for up-scaling -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Niger: Pastoral livelihoods and climate change adaptation -
Agriculture, livelihoods and climate change in the West African Sahel -
Agricultural Sector Risk Assessment in Niger -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Niger's Third 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 -

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