Anexo VII: Lista de Participantes no Seminário Nacional sobre o Projecto
Anexo VIII: Divulgação ESMF e RPF
The main aim of the Adapting to Climate Change Project is to enhance the capacity of vulnerable communities in São Tomé and Principe (STP) to adapt to the adverse impacts generated by climate change and variability.
The Project possesses three main components which incorporate the various actions in each area. These are as follows:
Component 1: Coastal Early Warning and Safety at Sea
This component focuses on priorities 1, 2 and 15 of the National Action Program for Climate Change (NAPA). The dual purpose of the investments under this component is to establish an Early Warning System for supplying weather reports to fishermen and coastal communities and to strengthen coastal contingency and emergency plans. A further aim is to distribute safety equipment and provide training on maritime safety to fishermen, with a view to assisting them to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate variability and change, and in this way to help reduce the losses of boats and fishing equipment, while at the same time minimizing the number of accidents and the risk of death caused by storms, fog and strong winds. Component 1 contains the following two sub-components:
Subcomponent 1.1 - Coastal Early Warning System involving:
Acquisition and installation of hydroclimatic monitoring equipment
Component 2: Coastal Protection for Vulnerable Communities
This component focuses on NAPA priorities 3, 9 and 10 and on one of the most visible effects of climate change in the country – flooding as the result of coastal erosion and high floodwater levels in the rivers. Given that fishing villages are built in low-lying areas very close to the beaches and near to rivers they are exposed to severe flooding.
Afonso Ribeira Malanz, Santa Catarina and Sundy are among the villages which require urgent coastal adaptation solutions in order to protect the most vulnerable houses which are under threat from a combination of flash floods, high tides and huge waves caused by storms out at sea.