National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following summarizes the NAPA for Zambia.
Climate Related Hazards * Droughts * Floods * Extreme Heat * Shorter Rainy Season
Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts * Agriculture and Food security * Natural resources / Wildlife / Forestry * Human Health * Water and energy
Priority Adaptation Projects 1. Strengthening of early warning systems to improve services to preparedness and adaptation to climate change 2. Promotion of alternatives sources of livelihoods to reduce vulnerability to climate change/variability to communities living around GMAs 3. Adaptation to the Effects of Drought in the context of Climate Change in Agro-Ecological Region I of Zambia 4. Management of critical habitats 5. Promote natural regeneration of indigenous forests 6. Adaptation of land use practices (crops, fish, and livestock) in light of climate change 7. Maintenance and provision of water Infrastructure to communities to reduce Human-Wildlife Conflict 8. Eradication of Invasive Alien Species 9. Capacity building for improved environmental health in rural areas 10. Climate proofing sanitation in urban areas