Combatting Climate Change in Togo (GCCA+ Togo)

Combatting Climate Change in Togo (GCCA+ Togo)

At a glance

Active programmes
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Office de Développement et d’Exploitation des Forêts (ODEF), Universities of Lomé and Kara
Countries involved
Total budget
GCCA priority area(s)
Effects of climate change on the region

The program responds to Togo's vulnerability to climate change. It contributes to the resolution of the problem of deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, which is one of the main problems in Togo, improves the integration of climate change into national strategies and public policies and strengthens the capacities of the main actors in the fight against climate change.

Togo, like most West African countries, is confronted with the phenomenon of climate change, as well as many environmental problems, and is listed among the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. According to the JRC Vulnerability Index, Togo has the highest score of all countries considered for the GCCA target.

The physical environment, climate variability and its effects on ecosystems and populations are described in several policy documents. The analysis of these documents shows that the sectors most affected are energy, water resources, agriculture, forestry and land use, human settlements, health and the coastal zone.

To address these problems, Togo is dedicated to implementing a policy that reflects its commitment to respect international agreements to combat the impacts and risks of climate change (Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement following COP21 ) and the environment (CITES Convention, Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol, the Rio Conventions and their respective Protocols, the Rotterdam Convention, the Stockholm Convention).

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Country groups
Main activities per result

The resilience of populations is enhanced by sustainable management, rehabilitation and preservation of land and forest cover.

Implementation of measures to adapt to climate change through planning, sustainable management, rehabilitation of plant cover / reforestation and, where possible, preservation of flora.

The use of the biomass resource and the wood energy sector is made more efficient to accompany a transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Implementation of more efficient techniques for the use of forest resources, particularly in the wood-energy sector.

The capacities of the main actors in the fight against the CC are strengthened, climate change is better integrated into national strategies and public policies.

The Action will contribute to the implementation of the National Adaptation Plan and its nationally determined action plan (INDC) by carrying out studies identified in the NAP, by training the personnel involved in its implementation In particular at MERF, and by supporting the public universities of Togo in the implementation of their research work on the problems related to climate change.