Report

Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in Mali

This report summarizes the climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Mali, providing an overview of climate change adaptation policies and initiatives that have been introduced at the national and sub-national levels.
By Alicia Natalia Zamudio on August 27, 2016

In Mali, the impacts of climate change, including droughts, floods, rising temperatures, and later onset of rainy seasons, present challenges to the country’s efforts to stabilize, recover from political crisis and prosper.

Even though GDP has slowly risen since 2013, the country remains in an extremely fragile state. Climate change has the potential to amplify Mali’s fragility: climate risks, especially recurrent droughts, have historically played a role in exacerbating these issues, causing significant damage to agriculture and livestock. The Government of Mali has made considerable progress in drafting climate change policies and strategies; however, integration of climate risks across sectors remains weak.

Report details

Topic
Climate Change Adaptation
Region
Mali
Project
Review of Adaptation Action in 15 Asian and African Countries
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
IDRC
Copyright
IDRC, 2016