At a Glance
Changes in climate pose challenges to Zambia’s ongoing efforts to combat poverty, reduce food insecurity, and sustainably manage natural resources. Despite the country's graduation to low middle-income status, more than half of the country's population live under the poverty line and are most vulnerable to climate impacts and extreme events such as droughts and floods. Along with impacts to livelihoods, the increased frequency and intensity of droughts and floods over the last two decades have also adversely impacted food and water security and energy generation. The land-use change and forestry sector contributed more than half of overall greenhouse gas emissions, followed by the energy, agriculture, waste, and industrial processes sectors.