Benin coast

Integrated multi-sectoral investment plan for coastal climate change adaptation in Benin

The West-African country republic of Benin stretches along the narrow and somewhat sandy, 124 kilometers long coastal area. It is located between the Equator and the Northern Tropic and therefore is influenced by transitional tropical conditions. In Benin a high proportion of the population and the largest city are situated on the coast. But the coastal region is vulnerable to sea-level rise, with potentially catastrophic impacts on the economy, the population and natural systems.
The World Bank Group assigned Antea Group to carry out a multi-sectoral investment plan for adaptation to the hazards generated by climate change on the Beninese coastal zones, particularly coastal erosion. The plan will be based on information collected through literature review, site visits, interviews, and two stakeholder workshops.