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Adaptation to Climate Change in the Coastal Zones of West Africa (ACCC)

Partner UNESCO - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

Date of submission 01/06/2008


IOC Action pledge II

The purpose of this project is to pilot activities to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities to the impacts of climate change on coastal resources in five countries in Africa (Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Cape Verde).

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Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Sector Education and training
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Target group Policy makers
Private sector

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.