All articles for the topic: Mali

A group of women in Mali participating in dryland restoration.

Nature-based Solutions in Action: Lessons from the Frontline

Explore real-life evidence of how high quality NbS can deliver positive outcomes for climate, nature and people through 13 case studies in this IIED report.

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Fishermen and Sahelian goats by the Niger River

Exploring the conflict blind spots in climate adaptation finance

This report investigates climate change adaptation programmes in fragile and conflict-affected situations, how such programmes could be improved and how adaptation finance could be increased.

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Supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

The report reviews opportunities for young people in the drylands of Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Mali to pursue climate-resilient work and provides key recommendations.


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MOOC: Research for Impact

Online training for Research and Development Professionals about the Research for Impact approach - principles and practices that will make your research more impactful.

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Determining what global warming of 1.5°C and higher means

This article describes ASSAR's method for what global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for the semi-arid regions of Botswana, Namibia, Ghana, Mali, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Global warming of 1.5°C and higher brings profound challenges to semi-arid regions

This page collects together key messages and outputs from the ASSAR project relevant to global warming of 1.5°C and higher.

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What global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for Mali

Implications of 1.5°C+ for Mali

This infographic illustrates the impacts global warming of 1.5°C, and above, will have on the local climate extremes and the vulnerable sectors of Mali. 

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When adaptation barriers and enablers intersect

This report highlights findings of the interactions between barriers and enablers in four semi-arid regions, and how these interactions shape the underlying conditions for adaptation action.

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The gendered challenges of food security

This article provides key findings from ASSAR study sites in the semi-arid regions of Africa and India, where gender was found to have a large role in how food security is affected.

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Spotlight on Transformative Scenario Planning

This Spotlight highlights the successes and challenges of a series of Transformative Scenario Planning workshops held by ASSAR in five countries.

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Disasters and national economic resilience

This paper aims to provide an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting broad changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period.

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Cover Photo: Sahel Eco, June 2016. Farmers in Dianweli village, Konna Commune, plant millet using the zaï technique, which involves constructing pits to capture water and condense compost.

Decentralized Governance and Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study on Mali

This study explored ways in which Mali’s 25-year old decentralized governance system empowers local government to help communities adapt to the changing climate.

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Formation et Implication des Jeunes dans la Résilience au Changement Climatique

Ce projet concerne un plaidoyer au décideurs politiques pour la formation et la mobilisation globale des jeunes autour des enjeux des changements climatiques et du developpement durable:

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Volta Basin Authority

The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) is an agreement between Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo to promote and reinforce co-operation among them in the management and development o

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Banking on resilience: building capacities through financial services inclusion

This BRACED policy brief looks at experiences in Mali, Ethiopia and Myanmar in helping to build resilience to climate extremes and disasters through increased financial inclusion.

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Climate resilience and financial services: Lessons from Mali, Myanmar and Ethiopia

This BRACED working paper provides a high-level overview of the context and structure of the financial services sector in three BRACED countries; Ethiopia, Mali and Myanmar.

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Comparative Assessment of Decentralization in Africa

This study is a comparative report drawing upon desk studies of 10 African countries above, plus follow-up field studies in Botswana, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania

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Is adaptation to climate change gender neutral?

Is adaptation to climate change gender neutral

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Climate extremes and resilient poverty reduction

Three ODI case studies – on drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts

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Mali Folkecenter

Mali-Folkecenter's mission is to promote the sustainable management of natural resources and the use of these resources to catalyse local economic growth & sustainable development by working in

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Agence Nationale de Gestion des Stations d Epuration du Mali (ANGESEM)

L'Agence nationale pour la gestion des stations de traitement est l'un des 6 agences / directions d'exploitation au sein du Ministère de l'Environnement 

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Assessing Mali’s L’agence Nationale De La Météorologie’s (Mali Meteo) Agrometeorological Advisory Program

Marks the completion of the first detailed assessment of the function and impact of an operational climate services for development program, Mali Meteo's Agrometeorological Advisory Program.

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INSIDE STORY - Working towards a Smart Energy Path: Mali

This inside story explores the outcomes of the project ‘Energy, Ecodevelopment and Resilience in Africa’ which Benin, Mali and Togo participated in.

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Mitigation: Mali has committed to a reduction in emissions, from the business as usual, of agriculture by 29%, energy by 31%, and land use change and forestry by 21% by 2030. This commitment is dependent on external technical and financial support. However, regardless of external support, Mali will remain a greenhouse gas sink through 2030. These mitigation commitments will be achieved through deliberate actions in those priority sectors: agriculture, energy, land use change and forestry. Adaptation: Mali strongly values developing a green and resilient economy in response to climate change. As Mali's economy is based in the use and exploitation of natural resources, this will require adapting the management and use of these resources to address climate change related hazards. Programs focus on the forestry, agriculture, and energy industries. International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)


Mali's NDC-SDG Connections

Mali is a landlocked Sahelian country. Mali has a largely undiversified economy, which is dominated by agriculture despite an overall scarcity of land that is suitable for agriculture. Mali is at risk of floods, droughts, desertification and resulting issues with food insecurity. Climate change is likely to change precipitation patterns and exacerbate these existing challenges.






International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement -

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs -
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal -
ClimateWatch Profile -
NDC Partnership Page -

SDG Voluntary National Review

Mali does not yet have a completed Voluntary National Review, but a 2018 Review is expected to be made here -

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Overview -
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub -

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections -

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability -

Emissions Data

Mali does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but national emissions reporting can be found within this report -

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action -
Plan national de contingence multirisques de préparation et de réponse aux catastrophes -

National Coordination and Reporting

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

Convention to Combat Desertification National Action Programme -
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan -

National Regulations/Policies

Plan d’Actions National de Promotion de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire 2014-2018 -
Decree No. 2011-107-PM-RM of March 11, 2011 establishing the National Climate Change Committee of Mali -
Order No. 2017-3581-MEADD-SG (National Steering Committee on climate risks and floods management) -
Order No. 2017-2614 / MEADD-SG establishing the National Steering Committee of the Global Alliance Against Climate Change in Mali Phase 2 (AGCC-Mali 2) -
Decree No. 2016-0102 P-RM on food insecurity -
Ordinance No. 2016-007 P-RM of 25 February 2016 establishing the Project to Strengthen Resilience to Food Insecurity in Mali -
Loi n° 2014-062 du 29 novembre 2014 déterminant les principes et les conditions de gestion de la pêche et de l’aquaculture -
Loi nº 02-006 portant Code de l'eau -
Order No. 2016-2223 / MEASS-SG on sustainable land management -
Decree No. 2016-0528-P-RM of 26 July 2016 laying down the organization and modalities of operation of the Management Unit of the Great Green Wall -
Loi n° 2018-036/du 27 juin 2018 fixant les principes de gestion de la faune et de son habitat -
Action Plan for Renewable Energy Promotion in Mali -
Ordinance No. 2014-012-P-RM of 1 October 2014 establishing the Renewable Energy Agency of Mali -
New and Renewable Energy Project for the Advancement of Women -
National Programme to Popularise the Jatropha Plant -
Rural Electrification by Solar Energy -

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation -


National Trust Fund

Mali Climate Fund -

Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update -
OECD Climate Change -
OECD Investment for Green Growth -
Climate Investment Funds -
African Development Bank Group -

Multilateral Funders

Mali receives climate funding from the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment Facility, the Adaptation Fund, and the Global Climate Change Alliance, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index -
Environmental Performance Index -

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery -
PreventionWeb -

Energy Supply and Demand

Renewable Energy in Africa: Mali Country Profile -

Land Use

LandLinks Country Profile -
Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics: The Republic of Mali -
Common Property Forest Management Systems in Mali: resistance and vitality under pressure -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Climate risk and food security in Mali: A historical perspective on adaptation -
Changing climates, changing lives: adaptation strategies of pastoral and agropastoral communities in Ethiopia and Mali -
Climate-smart agriculture improves livelihoods of rural women in Mali -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Mali's Third National Communication -
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action -

Case Studies

weADAPT Case Studies

weADAPT Entries -

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources -

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page -

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard -

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping -

Land Use Data

FAOStat -

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile -

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