At a glance
The Comoros are notably vulnerable to climate change in the water, agriculture, health and infrastructure sectors. The identified impacts of climate change in the Comoros could include a decrease in agricultural production and the productivity of fisheries; the salinisation of coastal aquifers; a rising sea level and the destruction of infrastructure by floods; the paralysis of economic activities, the displacement of vulnerable populations and the loss of arable land; the vanishing of reefs and beaches; increased incidence of malaria and other vector-borne diseases; and generally an increase in risks associated with natural disasters (cyclones, heavy rainfall, etc.).
Considering the scarcity of resources and the priority given to investment in climate-sensitive sectors (energy, water, infrastructure, …) in the strategy for poverty reduction and growth of the Union of Comoros - and also in the strategy of accelerated growth and sustainable development (SCADD) for the period 2015-2019 - it is particularly important to integrate environmental and climate change aspects in the sector strategies, in the planning processes and monitoring systems.