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Deforestation and desertification are major environmental concerns in Cape Verde due to the arid landscape and exploitation of scarce natural resources.1 Natural disasters common in Cape Verde are droughts, floods, insect infestation, and volcanic eruptions.2 While 80–90 cubic meters of fresh underground water are available, the government is unable to access the water due to the high extraction costs.3 Cape Verde is also extremely vulnerable to long-term climate changes.4 The amount of rainfall is diminishing each year while the average yearly temperature is increasing.5 Agriculture and social services will suffer if the climate continues to rise.6Renewable energy is becoming more of an option to reduce strain on traditional methods.7

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1 http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/150896/
2 Ibid
3 http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/150896/
4 http://www.unep.org/dewa/Portals/67/pdf/SPM-CAPE-VERDE.pdf
5 Ibid
6 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Cape-Verde-ENVIRONMENT.html
7 Ibid
See Also
http://www.un-spider.org/advisory-support/advisory-missions/technical-advisory-missions/cape-verde-technical-advisory-mission
https://ochanet.unocha.org/p/Documents/Cape_Verde_Final.pdf

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Cabo Verde News

ATWOnline 
Iceland-based capacity solution provider Loftleidir Icelandic is to undertake a management contract with TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, as the archipelago's government seeks to restructure and privatize the national carrier. Cabo Verde (Cape Verde in ... See more..
Macauhub 
The Government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is continuing to pay off State debts with the signing on Friday in Praia of an agreement with the Caixa Económica de Cabo Verde bank that establishes the forms and conditions of payment of interest subsidies ... See more..
Macauhub 
Cabo Verde's (Cape Verde's) hotel establishments registered 348,600 guests and 2.2 million overnight stays in the first half, representing increases of 7.9% and 9.8%, respectively year-on-year, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said on Wednesday. See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
Praia — The former prime minister of Cabo Verde between 2001 and 2016, José Maria das Neves, is heading the African Union (AU)'s observers mission to Angola's general elections, set for this August 23, ANGOP has learnt. The Cabo Verdean official will ... See more..
Macauhub 
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) needs “more credit for the economy and lower interest rates,” said the country's Finance Minister, who acknowledged that the current situation does not facilitate the country's development, according to the local press. Minister ... See more..
AccuWeather.com 
Another tropical wave is located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Shower and thunderstorm remains disorganized with this feature. "There is a considerable amount of dry air and dust to the north of the system and this ... See more..
Forbes 
The National Hurricane Center discussion on Sunday says that, "An area of disturbed weather located to the southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is associated with a tropical wave. The wave is forecast to merge with a broad area of low pressure located ... See more..
Evergreen Caller 
Shares of Cabo Verde Capital Inc (CAPV) have seen the needle move 0.35% or 0.00001 in the most recent session. The OTC listed company saw a recent bid of $0.0029 on 133333 volume. Traders may already have a favorite method for applying technical ... See more..
Macauhub 
Novo Banco, the bank that inherited the quality assets of bankrupt Banco Espírito Santo, has sold 90% of Banco Internacional de Cabo Verde's (BICV) share capital to IIBG Holdings, a company incorporated in Bahrain, the bank said in a statement filed ... See more..
JD Supra (press release) 
Taiwan is not a “PCT country,” so everyone knows that you can't go the PCT national stage route to get a patent there. Instead, you have to make a separate filing directly in Taiwan within the one year “convention period,” which is the same time frame ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal
Area

Total 4,033 sq km
Land 4,033 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and erratic
Natural Resources

salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay, gypsum ;
Natural Hazards

prolonged droughts; seasonal harmattan wind produces obscuring dust; volcanically and seismically active

volcanism: Fogo (elev. 2,829 m), which last erupted in 1995, is Cape Verde's only active volcano Fogo (elev. 2,829 m), which last erupted in 1995, is Cape Verde's only active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

soil erosion; deforestation due to demand for wood used as fuel; water shortages; desertification; environmental damage has threatened several species of birds and reptiles; illegal beach sand extraction; overfishing

Demographics

Nationality
Cape Verdean
Population
531,046 (July 2013 est.)
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The economy is service-oriented with commerce, transport, tourism, and public services accounting for about three-fourths of GDP. This island economy suffers from a poor natural resource base, including serious water shortages exacerbated by cycles of long-term drought and poor soil for agriculture on several of the islands. Although about 40% of the population lives in rural areas, the share of food production in GDP is low. About 82% of food must be imported. The fishing potential, mostly lobster and tuna, is not fully exploited. Cape Verde annually runs a high trade deficit financed by foreign aid and remittances from its ...See More large pool of emigrants; remittances supplement GDP by more than 20%. Despite the lack of resources, sound economic management has produced steadily improving incomes. Continued economic reforms are aimed at developing the private sector and attracting foreign investment to diversify the economy and mitigate high unemployment. Future prospects depend heavily on the maintenance of aid flows, the encouragement of tourism, remittances, and the momentum of the government's development program. Cape Verde became a member of the WTO in July 2008. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.214 billion (2012 est.); $2.123 billion (2011 est.); $2.02 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 21.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 25% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, coffee, peanuts; fish
Industries

food and beverages, fish processing, shoes and garments, salt mining, ship repair