Sahel: $ 400 billion investment plan to tackle climate change

Issoufou Mahamadou, President of the Republic of Niger

The Heads of State and Government of the Commission for the Sahel region have approved, on 25 February 2019 in Niamey, a climate investment plan of 400 billion USD over the period 2020 to 2025 designed to cope with global warming.

“The Sahel region is subject to very high climatic variability. The situation in the Sahel shows how climate change is impacting the availability of resources, “said Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou.

This plan, which will be the subject of financing, reflects, it is said, the commitments made by the member countries in the context of the Paris Agreement on global warming. “Through the Paris Agreement, the developed countries at the origin of global warming have pledged to make available to all States Parties the necessary financial resources to carry out these various actions with a view to arriving at the global goal of limiting global warming, “said Nigerian Environment Minister Almoustapha Garba.

And to François de Rugy, the French Minister of State for Ecological Transition to decline the different objectives of this initiative of the heads of state of the region: “improve the capacity to produce food, to reconquer soil that is now degraded through traditional techniques that are rooted in local cultures but are modernized through agronomic research, of course. “

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