Togo Gets Additional $200,000 from UNDP to Draw Climate Strategy

Thursday, 20 June 2024 15:32
Togo Gets Additional $200,000 from UNDP to Draw Climate Strategy

(Togo First) - Togo will soon receive $200,000 (CFA122 million) from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The country will use the funds to draw its costed Climate Strategy. The announcement was made on June 18, 2024, in Lomé, during the national validation of Togo's vision for long-term low-carbon and climate-resilient development.

According to Seynabou Diaw, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Togo, the financing was extended in response to a request that Togo recently submitted to the National Determined Contributions Partnership (NDC Partnership). Diaw added that steps were being taken to provide the technical expertise needed to draw the costed Climate Strategy. 

The strategy will help Togo raise the funds necessary to ensure its climate resilience–CFA6 billion. 

The CFA6 billion, according to the Togolese Ministry of the Environment and Forest Resources should help mitigate the devastating effects of climate change and promote resilience among vulnerable communities.

The recent UNDP support adds to other funding the institution has already provided to Togo, including CFA146 million in 2022 for community projects in the field of environmental protection. The UN branch also supports the Togolese government's reforestation policy.

Esaïe Edoh

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