GCCA's action programme
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
Support Mali in its efforts towards improved environmental sustainability.
Contribute to improvements in, and actual implementation of, climate change-related policies and strategies.
The technical and institutional context supports ownership of the climate change issue by technical and political institutions. Organisations involved in climate change management have access to adequate decision support tools.
Activities include capacity building for the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation (MEA) to support the development of a national climate change policy; the development of a roadmap for the National Action Plan on Climate Change; and the development and implementation of a communication plan. In the future, support will also provided for mainstreaming climate change into the national environmental policy and regional development plans.
Mali’s forest stocks and carbon sequestration potential are known.
Activities involve capitalising on previous forest inventories; undertaking further forest inventories in the Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso and Ségou regions; and conducting studies on the carbon sequestration potential of various forest species.
The SIFOR (forest information system) management unit is able to produce reliable information on the evolution of forest stocks.
This notably involves finalising the SIFOR roadmap; training SIFOR regional staff; and setting up a consultation framework for the forestry sub-sector at central and decentralised levels. Improved knowledge and monitoring of forests is expected to contribute towards more sustainable forest management and participation in REDD+ or other funding opportunities linked to carbon sequestration in forests.
Forest cover is enhanced through afforestation/reforestation activities, with the help and involvement of beneficiaries.
Afforestation and reforestation projects, selected on the basis of a call for proposals, are implemented by non-governmental organisations in partnership with local authorities. The formalisation of woodfuel supply chains and the adoption of fuel-efficient stoves are also promoted.