At a glance
The program responds to Togo's vulnerability to climate change. It contributes to the resolution of the problem of deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, which is one of the main problems in Togo, improves the integration of climate change into national strategies and public policies and strengthens the capacities of the main actors in the fight against climate change.
Togo, like most West African countries, is confronted with the phenomenon of climate change, as well as many environmental problems, and is listed among the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. According to the JRC Vulnerability Index, Togo has the highest score of all countries considered for the GCCA target.
The physical environment, climate variability and its effects on ecosystems and populations are described in several policy documents. The analysis of these documents shows that the sectors most affected are energy, water resources, agriculture, forestry and land use, human settlements, health and the coastal zone.
To address these problems, Togo is dedicated to implementing a policy that reflects its commitment to respect international agreements to combat the impacts and risks of climate change (Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement following COP21 ) and the environment (CITES Convention, Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol, the Rio Conventions and their respective Protocols, the Rotterdam Convention, the Stockholm Convention).