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Suriname's Community-Based Communications Initiatives

This case study highlights the results of the UN Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) initiative in Suriname. 

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CCORAL climate adaptation tool launched in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tooL – CCORAL – is an online support system for climate resilient decision making.​

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Suriname Adaptation Measures

In the course of the project, a range of key technical and non-technical adaptation measures have been proposed and discussed, as outlined below:

Measure 1: Stop all developments in the...

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Suriname NCAP Project

Coastal erosion in Suriname

The Republic of Suriname, situated on the northeast coast of South America, occupies 163,265km² of which about 90% is covered with...

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Netherlands Climate Assistance Programme (NCAP)

This article provides an overview of the first phase of the Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistance Programme and links to the project reports from the 13 counties covered under the scheme.

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Methodology of Suriname NCAP Project

In order to develop and formulate specific adaptation measures for Paramaribo and Wanica, the study started with a detailed description and updating of the present conditions in the study area in...

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Lessons learned from Suriname NCAP Project

Conclusion and Discussion

The activities carried out under the second phase of the NCAP programme have focused on developing a better understanding of the baseline vulnerabilities and on...

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Key Findings from Suriname NCAP Project

Adaptation Measures

The impact assessments and scenarios developed in the context of this project all confirm the findings and conclusions from previous studies that climate change will...

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Mitigation: Suriname has committed to climate compatible development, focusing on mitigation interventions in the context of forest management and renewable energy. Independently Suriname is working to maintain low levels of deforestation, address illegal logging, develop a national forest industry, and promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. With international support, Suriname's mitigation actions in these sectors could expand to include financial incentives for climate services and sustainable forest management, engagement with REDD+, and the expansion of renewable energy efforts to consider new forms of renewable energy and renewable energy on a greater scale. Adaptation: Climate change adaptation is a priority for Suriname, given the country's vulnerability to climate change impacts. Adaptation priorities already being implemented include integrating adaptation into national policy, improved water resource management, enhanced coastal infrastructure, protection for freshwater resources, and sustainable land management; this demonstrates a general commitment to building climate resilience through natural and technical/man-made infrastructure. The international community could contribute to these activities by providing general financing, and particularly contributing to the building of institutional capacity and integrating climate change resilience into the social and productive sectors. 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)


Suriname's NDC-SDG Connections

Suriname is a country located on the Northeastern coast of South America, characterized by plateaus and hills, as well as low-lying coastal areas that host the majority of the country's population. Suriname is home to large tropical forests, with an economy dependent agriculture and forestry, in addition to the services and extractive sectors. Climate change threatens Suriname's natural resources by increasing sea level rise and flooding that damages agriculture land and mangrove forests and leads to salt water intrusion. Climate change is also likely to exacerbate droughts and high winds during extreme weather events. With much of its population located in low-lying coastal areas, and its economy relying on natural resources, climate change mitigation and adaptation is a priority for Suriname.




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

Suriname has not yet completed a Voluntary National Review, but should a review be completed it will be available here -

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

Suriname 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

Disaster Risk Reduction Country Document for Suriname -

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

No Action to date -

National Action Plans

National Climate Change Policy, Strategy and Action Plan -

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

Draft REDD+ National Strategy -
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan -

National Regulations/Policies

National Forest Policy -
Act relative to the control of the exportation of timber -
National Plan for Forest Cover Monitoring -
National Agricultural Innovation Strategy of the Republic of Suriname -
Fisheries Management Plan for Suriname 2014-2018 -
Plant Protection Act -
Electricity Act -
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Policy -
Brokopondo Agreement -
Nature Conservation Act -

National Platform

National platform on REDD+ -

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 -

Multilateral Funders

Suriname receives climate funding from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Islamic Development Bank, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, the Global Climate Change Alliance, the Global Environment Facility, and the Green Climate Fund, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index -
Mangroves, mudbanks and seawalls: whose environmental knowledge counts when adapting to sea level rise in Suriname? -
Environmental Performance Index -

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery -
PreventionWeb -

Land Use

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 -
Background Study for REDD+ in Suriname: Multi-perspective analysis of drivers of deforestation, forest degradation and barriers to REDD+ activities -
REDD+ Documentation: Indigenous Peoples Experiences on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (A Collection of Case Studies) -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Suriname: Rural Sector Note -
Updating Capture Fisheries Legislation in Suriname -
Mapping livelihoods, land uses and culture in Suriname -
Promotion of Sustainable Livelihoods within the Coastal Zone of Suriname -
Home-based economic activities; Livelihoods and space in Paramaribo, Suriname -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Suriname'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">Reforestation and/or Afforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Saline Intrusion</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Water Scarcity</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"> Education and Public Awareness</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Energy and Extractive Sector</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Services Sector </span>

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