Country

Angola

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Angola.

Country Context

Angola, the second largest country on the African Continent with a population of over 29 million, is located on the western coast of Africa in the Southern Hemisphere. Oil comprises the largest economic sector, accounting for more than 40% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and 95% of exports. The rural sector (farming, fisheries, and forestry) is the second largest contributor to Angola’s GDP at 8%. Around 85% of Angolans are employed by the agriculture sector, which is primarily in the form of subsistence farming. The country’s development efforts have been significantly hindered by war, creating a state where a substantial portion of the population is still without adequate access to food, potable water, sanitation, education, healthcare, electricity, and other basic services. Natural hazards in the form of flooding, erosion, droughts, and epidemics impede development as well, and are expected to become worse as the climate changes. Additionally, sea level rise poses a major threat to its coastal population, where it is estimated that 50% of Angolans reside. 

The main climate change forum for Angola is the National Committee on Climate Change and Biodiversity, which was created in 2012 under the Minister of Environment. The Committee has a number of responsibilities that include: harmonizing programs and policies and creating the necessary conditions for the implementation of a National Climate Change Plan. It has also begun to integrate climate change into broad national strategies through a 2013-2017 National Development Plan that was drafted within the framework of the new Constitution of Angola. Angola has yet to ratify the Paris Agreement, but the associated Intended Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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