El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, with 69% of its 6 million people living in cities. Natural resources are being degraded by rapid urbanization. Agricultural productivity is adversely affected as a result; this makes El Salvador increasingly food-insecure. It is also highly vulnerable to climate change effects, which exacerbates the county’s ability to produce food for its people.
The goal of CDKN’s work in El Salvador is to assist the country to have a more sustainable economy and climate-resilient society, especially among the most vulnerable groups. CDKN’s main focus is to support: the leadership of the Environment Ministry; robust governance to embed climate approaches across government departments; and improved knowledge of climate solutions within government.