Climate Action for Sierra Leone partnership resource brief.
20 July 2022
This Climate Action brief outlines key information on climate change in Sierra Leone, intended to promote climate action partnerships between the Government and development partners. It discusses both Climate-Related Vulnerabilities and Climate Action Tools, including climate finance, policy and economic instruments, technology transfer, and education. A list of key policy documents is also included.
Climate Action is essential to mitigate and adapt to climate impacts and meet country commitments under the Paris Agreement and related international agreements. Sierra Leone is a party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Ministry of Environment is the implementing agency and leads the development of UNFCCC documents.
Priority sectors for mitigation under the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) include energy; industrial processes and product use; waste; agriculture, forestry, and other land uses; and the blue economy. For adaptation, priority sectors are agriculture and food security; water resources and energy; coastal zone management; environment; disaster management; gender and social inclusion; and hard and soft infrastructure.
Key terms are:
Climate Mitigation: Efforts to reduce or prevent the emission of greenhouse gases that worsen climate change.
Climate Adaptation: Process of adjusting to current or expected climate change effects.
Loss and Damage: Harms from sudden-onset climate events and slow-onset processes, such as sea level rise. Can occur in natural and human systems.