Latin America and the Caribbean

Suriname is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has prioritised its key sectors, and work is now underway to determine which technologies to prioritize.

Suriname is located on the northeast coast of South America bordering French Guiana in the east, Brazil in the south, Guyana in the west, and the Atlantic Ocean in the north. 90% of Suriname’s activities and settlements are located in the coastal zone. Inland, the tropical rainforest covers approximately 91% of the total area. The industrial base of Suriname is dominated by the mining and petroleum industries. To a lesser extent, the agricultural and tourism sectors also contribute to the country’s GDP.

Suriname is interested in the TNA process, as there has never been a project focused exclusively on technology before, especially adaptation technology.

Suriname’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key sectors for adaptation

  • Agriculture
    • Integrated farming systems
    • Improved irrigation efficiency
    • Climate resilient crop varieties and livestock breeds
  • Infrastructure
    • Forest Specific Land use planning
  • Water
    • Water modelling
    • Water resource mapping
    • Water storage and harvesting

Key sectors for mitigation

  • Energy
    • Energy Efficient Building Design

Get in touch

Cedric Nelom

TNA coordinator