At a glance
The main project objective is to increase resilience and enhance key adaptive capacity to address the additional risks posed by climate change to desertification and land degradation in Cape Verde at national level. In particular, this project strives to foster participatory forest management to adapt to climate change induced desertification and build community resilience in Santiago, Fogo and Boavista Islands (for their inherent specificities within the archipelago). In addition, this project aims at addressing national climate change mitigation targets, as indicated in Cape Verde INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions), by contributing to approximately 10% of the intended national reforestation target and CO2 removal.
Finally, the main project objective supports national (terrestrial) biodiversity conservation by reinforcing current fragmented terrestrial ecosystems, decreasing habitat loss and encouraging natural regeneration.