Climate Risk Profile: Angola
This profile provides an overview of climate risks in Angola, including how climate change will potentially impact four key sectors in the country: water resources, agriculture, fisheries, and human health. The brief also includes an overview of historical and future climate trends in Angola, the policy context outlining existing climate risk strategies and plans, and a list of ongoing projects that focus on climate adaptation.
Climate variability and change are likely to exacerbate many ongoing challenges as Angola continues to recover from nearly three decades of civil war. Extreme rainfall events and temperature changes are expanding the range and transmission period for disease vectors. Sea level rise is placing coastal populations (approximately 50 percent of the total population) and infrastructure at risk of inundation and storm surge. Warming oceans combined with overfishing will continue to stress marine resources and threaten coastal livelihoods. Already food insecure, Angola’s dependence on food imports and small scale subsistence farming leave it particularly vulnerable to increased temperatures and rainfall variability which can impact crop yields, reduce livestock productivity, and expand the range of agricultural pests.