National Climate Committee: ensures coordination, monitoring and assessment of national policies and programs on climate change and proposes measures to guarantee the implementation of Algeria’s commitments in relation to the UNFCCC, international institutions and/or decisions on climate change issues.
Algeria’s NDC emphasises Algeria’s vulnerability to climate change due to being affected by desertification and land degradation. It states that Algeria is facing extreme climate events recrudescence, which accentuates its vulnerability, noting that the recurrence of drought cycles, with longer durations, accelerates desertification. The NDC also highlights the flooding phenomenon that the country faces, referencing several regions that have witnessed tragic events resulting in heavy losses of human lives and considerable material damage.
Algeria’s NDC states its aim to develop a national plan of adaptation to the impacts of climate change in order to promote a more climate resilient economy. Specific adaptation measures that will be taken under this plan are:
Algeria’s NDC states that priority will be given to the protection of the population and the preservation of natural resources and key infrastructure against the risk of extreme events. It’s national plan of adaptation aims to reinforce the ecosystem’s resilience to flooding and drought, in order to curtail the risks of natural disasters related to climate change.
Algeria’s NDC sets out that its adaptation measures require diversified international support, including financing, capacity building and technology transfer.
The adaptation measures outlined in the National Climate Plan include changes to the institutional and regulatory framework; reinforcing institutional and human capacities to combat climate change; capacity building with regard to extreme climate events management; and elaborating on regional and local plans for adaptation to climate change.
Algeria’s NDC includes plans to establish a national Measurement, Reporting and Verification system.