Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Urban, Sustainability

Combating climate change in São Tomé and Príncipe

Climate change has a real and big impact on coastal cities. São Tomé and Príncipe is struggling against rising sea levels and increasing frequency and intensity of storms.

The challenge

The coastal area of Água Grande district covers, including the coastal road ‘Marginal’, is exposed to the impacts of climate change: sea level rise and increasing frequency and intensity of storms, intensity erosion and flood risk. The Marginal is the only proper road connection between the international airport and the bays/ the capital.

The approach

To combat the changing climate Rebel initiated a study in the coastal area of Água Grande district. The main objective of the study is to propose a multi-sector project for São Tomé’s Água Grande District comprising prioritized interventions, to analyze its feasibility and  to provide the basis for the appraisal of RVO and potential other donors.

Next to a feasibility study that considers the financial and economic aspects of the project, an environmental and social impact assessment is needed to identify and manage the environmental and social project risks.

Providing assessments and insights in the changing climate impact for São Tomé and Príncipe.


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