At a glance
Madagascar has been a contracting party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 1998. Madagascar also ratified in 1997 the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation. In 2010, the country also adopted the National Climate Change Policy (PNLCC). It focuses on five main axes: 1) Strengthening climate change adaptation actions taking into account the country's real needs; 2) Carrying out mitigation actions for sustainable development, including through activities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD); 3) Integrating climate change at all levels; 4) Developing sustainable financing instruments; (5) Promoting research, development and technology transfer. The same axes are reflected in the sectoral strategy for agriculture, livestock and fisheries.