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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

The Weather Channel 
... a period called Cape Verde hurricane season. This part of the Atlantic hurricane season gets this name because many tropical storms and hurricanes begin to develop and grow near the Cabo Verde Islands in the far east Atlantic just off the coast of ... See more..
ICT Update 
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is in a good position to attract investments by business people from China and Portuguese-speaking countries, through the meeting of Economic and Trade Cooperation that begins today in Praia, said the president of national ... See more..
Macauhub 
A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday began the first contacts of the annual assessment mission to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) under Article IV, according to information released by the archipelago's government. The technical team ... See more..
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Macauhub 
The Cape Verdean government will negotiate the inclusion of three new areas in the partnership agreement it signed a decade ago with the European Union (EU), Cabo Verde's Foreign Affairs Minister Luís Filipe Tavares said on Wednesday in the Assembly ... See more..
Nelson Research 
Cabo Verde Capital Inc (CAPV)'s 9-Day Average True Range is 0.0005, their 14-Day Average True Range is 0.0005, and the 20-Day Average True Range is 0.0005. Their 50-Day Average True Range is 0.0014 and, looking back further, the 100-Day Average ... See more..
The Scottish Sun 
We were off the plane, through passport control, had our luggage and were in our private taxi to our hotel within 20 minutes. See, stress-less! It was a quick 15-minute drive to the absolutely stunning TUI Sensimar Cabo Verde Hotel just outside Santa ... See more..
Macauhub 
Cabo Verde's (Cape Verde's) public debt reached 211.5 billion escudos (US$2.134 billion) at the end of 2016, according to a report by the Bank of Cabo Verde, which it said was the equivalent of 131% of gross domestic product (GDP). The 2016 Financial ... See more..
Macauhub 
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) should be made more widely known to Chinese business people and other citizens, the former deputy director of the Foreign Ministry's Department of Foreign Trade Wang Cheng' An said in Beijing, quoted by Cape Verde's ... See more..
Macauhub 
More than 150 Chinese and Macau entrepreneurs leave for Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) on Thursday to attend the “Meeting of Entrepreneurs for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries Praia 2017” to be held in ... See more..
ICT Update 
The European Commission has granted Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) a temporary waiver on the rules of preferential origin for prepared or preserved fillets of mackerel, bonito and albacore according to the implementing regulation published in the European ... 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