2017 - 2017

South Sudan:

Support to South Sudan for the Preparation of the Initial National Communication to the UNFCCC

The objective of South Sudan INC project is to enable the new nation to fulfil its commitments and obligations as required by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Through this process, South Sudan will gradually build its institutional, scientific, financial, technical, informational and human capacity at all levels as highlighted in Decision 2/CP.7 of the COP 7, so as to facilitate the country toward effective implementation of the Convention in a sustainable manner.

  • The objective of this project is to develop the adaptation chapter for South Sudan’s Initial National Communications (INC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • Approx value of LTS services provided: £19,920.


The project aims to analyse adaptation and vulnerability reports and revise climate change scenarios by using a regional model. LTS will lead the data and information collection process for performing the programmes/action plan containing measures to facilitate adequate adaptation. They will then analyse the changes in climate, extreme weather events and climate variability. This will be followed by undertaking a revision of vulnerability assessments of: hydrology and water resources, agriculture and forestry, including identification of level of vulnerability and the most vulnerable areas. This will be done to identify ways for effective integration of adaptation measures into national strategies.


LTS’s work in South Sudan includes:

  • Stakeholder engagement with key government sectors and agencies, UN bodies, civil society, academia etc.
  • Climate data collection and analysis.
  • Situation analysis through literature review and stakeholder engagement.
  • Participatory vulnerability assessments.
  • Prioritisation of adaptation interventions through stakeholder engagement.
  • Validation of INC validation chapter with stakeholders

Value and Benefits

The intended outcome of this project is that South Sudan is enabled to carry out its commitments and obligations as specified by the UNFCCC. The focus of these commitments is to strengthen South Sudan’s resilience to changes in climate, extreme weather events and climate variability.


Image credit: Rahul Ingle

Clients: United Nations Environment Programme


Geography: South Sudan

Date: 2018 - 2017


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