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Mali Institutional Issues

NB: This page is part of an article was written in February 2009 to support the development of Sida's country assistance strategy for Mali.

There are four main reasons why the National...

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Step 3: Identifying Hazards

Spatial Dynamics

Developing a seasonal calendar in Mali

Further details of the climatic hazards should be investigated to include:

A narrative that describes the effects of the...
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Mali - an assessment of vulnerability and climate hazards

The following analyses highlights an approach to assessing vulnerability and climate hazards which supported the ACCCA project:

Climate Change Adaptation from the Bottom Up...

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Short course training: Risk Communication

Village Meeting with Folk Music in Nautanki

This session focused on the fundamental concepts of risk communication and principles of communicating effectively, both in terms of the...

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Overview of the state of climate change in Mali. Written in 2009.

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Netherlands Climate Assistance Programme (NCAP)

This article provides an overview of the first phase of the Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistance Programme and links to the project reports from the 13 counties covered under the scheme.

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Lessons learned from Mali NCAP Project


An analysis of water resource availability, its evolution, and the demand from all sectors, confirmed the existence of a supply higher than demand. Nonetheless, deficits...

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Adapting to Drought

Like other Sub-Saharan countries, Mali has been subject to an unprecedented drought since the seventies. To seek solutions to such problem, different studies were conducted under the NCAP...

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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 Appropriate Mitigation Actions

NAMA in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency -
NAMA in the Forestry Sector -
For recently added action check here -

National Action Plans

National Policy on Climate Change -
National Adaptation Plan for Action -

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 -


Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing climate resilience -
Financing renewable electrification -
Financing the extension of energy services to rural communities -
Financing flood adaptation and climate risk management -
Financing resilience building in agriculture and forestry -
Financing pastoral and agricultural climate change resilience -
Financing food security -

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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