T he Port of Banjul is an economic lifeline for The Gambia – but it could lose up to 3% of its revenue due to intensifying climate change impacts. Through the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is supporting the Gambia Port Authority in climate-proofing its investments as it expands and modernizes the Port.

GCA helps countries assess, plan and finance climate-resilient infrastructure investments. As part of this work, GCA developed a climate risk assessment and vulnerability stress test to be able to prioritize adaptation and resilience investment options for the port. This included quantifying climate risks to the port assets and operations as well as surrounding natural assets, such as the Tanbi Wetland Complex. Twenty adaptation options were prioritized at an estimated €10 million adaptation cost, backed up by mid and long-term cost-benefit analyses. These measures could reduce the total climate risk to the Port of Banjul by 40 to 50 percent.

Find out more in our flagship report State and Trends in Adaptation 2022

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