Madagascar, one of the oldest islands in the world, is characterized by a unique biodiversity and a wealth of natural resources, of which a large part of the population is economically dependent. At the same time, the country is one of the poorest in the world. Environmental degradation and a high level of climate risks caused by droughts, heavy rains, and hurricanes pose a threat to the sustainable development of the country.
In cooperation with GOPA, adelphi is carrying out a climate risk analysis in Madagascar, which identifies so-called "vulnerability hotspots" and develops efficient and effective climate adaptation options. The project is part of the program "Protection and sustainable use of natural resources" (Programme d’Appui à la Gestion de l’Environnement, PAGE) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The vulnerability of the three regions of Analamanga, Boeny, and DIANA is analysed, with a focus on high-risk sectors such as water management, agriculture and livestock, and critical infrastructures. The climate adaptation options developed through adelphi and GOPA’s risk analysis will support the implementation of the Madagascar’s National Adaptation Program (NAP).