São Tomé and Principe

Africa

The state of São Tomé and Principe 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.

São Tomé and Principe is a small island developing state in Africa, located close the equator off the western coast of Africa. Agriculture is the biggest source of incomes for rural families, generating 70% of rural employment and about 80% of export revenues. Nearly 20% of the workforce is employed in artisanal fisheries, and the majority of the villagers are small-scale farmers, fishermen or involved in a fishing activity.

Being a least developed country and small island developing state, São Tomé and Principe is very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. It is particularly vulnerable to hazards such as floods, flash floods, storms and drought.

São Tomé and Principe’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key sectors for adaptation

  • Water
  • Agriculture and forestry

Key sectors for mitigation

  • Energy
  • Transport