Climate Change Adaptation in Zambia Fact Sheet
This adaptation fact sheet provides an overview of sector vulnerabilities and adaptation actions for Zambia. Climate variability is already affecting Zambia, and projected climate change impacts include rises in temperature, shifts in precipitation, and possible increases in the frequency and intensity of weather events. Changes in climate may exacerbate preexisting socio-economic development challenges, with implications for Zambia’s most vulnerable sectors, including food security, human health, water resources, and forestry. The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the donor community have initiated activities to help determine priority climate impacts and vulnerabilities, adaptation strategies, and means to integrate this knowledge into development and sectoral planning. Despite these efforts, a number of challenges and needs remain. These include collecting additional climate-related data, monitoring climate change impacts, moving from the development of adaptation plans to their implementation by the line ministries, and addressing capacity and financial constraints to adaptation.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.