Togo hosts key meeting focused on cutting its methane emissions down 30% by 2030

Economic governance
Friday, 01 March 2024 17:04
Togo hosts key meeting focused on cutting its methane emissions down 30% by 2030

(Togo First) - Togo wants to reinforce its policy to reduce methane, a major greenhouse gas. Lomé, the capital, hosted on February 28 a meeting in this framework. The meeting regrouped various local experts who discussed ways to bolster Togo’s methane reduction capacity. The Ministry of the Environment and Forest Resources and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition were the organizers. 

The project is coordinated by Sankoucha Boulouwè. At the meeting, he recalled that "Togo joined the Global Methane Pledge, which is a global methane commitment platform, to reduce methane by 30% by 2030”. The adhesion, Boulouwè explained, spurred the project “which aims to build the capacity of national experts on the LEAP-IBC tool (an integrated modeling and scenario planning tool to help governments jointly assess the potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate pollutants, ed. note), which will enable them to measure methane emissions.”

There are three sectors with a high potential for methane emissions: waste, agriculture, and energy, we add.

Two entities will be responsible for implementing the project and mitigation action for this climate pollutant, namely the Stockholm Institute and the Ministry of the Environment and Forest Networks. "The Stockholm Institute is responsible for training experts on LEAP-IBC, and the Ministry of Environment will be in charge of developing the methane roadmap on three key sectors with high emission potential. These sectors are agriculture, energy, and waste," adds the coordinator of the initiative in Togo.

In addition, the government, through the Ministry of Environment, is also expected to draw up a portfolio of three key projects, which will be submitted for funding.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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