Mozambique is one of Africa’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. It is exposed to a number of extreme weather events including droughts, floods and tropical cyclones. Mozambique’s rapid economic expansion over the past decades has had only a moderate impact on poverty reduction, and the geographical distribution of poverty remains largely unchanged. Climate change adds an additional stress to the development context in Mozambique, and threatens to undermine achievements made to date. Since the 1950s, the occurrence of extreme weather events, including drought, heavy rainfall events, hurricanes, and cyclones, has increased.
This Climate Risk Assessment outlines the climate context in Mozambique, including key policies and strategies in country, vulnerability across a number of climate sensitive sectors, and presents key recommendations to strengthen integration of climate change into development planning, incuding for Irish Aid country programmes.