Niger

Africa

Niger is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has prioritised its key sectors, and work is now underway to determine which technologies to prioritize.

Located in West Africa’s Sahelian zone, Niger is a landlocked country with three-fourths of its area covered by desert. The economy relies heavily on the agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors. Production in the primary sector is dominated by the agro-pastoral sector, which accounts for 37% of GNP and 80% of employment.

Climate change is expected to worsen climate risks over the next decades, with an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods. This exposure to climate risks, associated with its location as a landlocked Sahelian country, makes Niger one of the most vulnerable countries in the world and threatens food security even further.

Niger’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key sectors for adaptation

  • Agriculture & Livestock
  • Water

Key sectors for mitigation

  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy