Togo: Kloto municipalities kick off a CFA20 billion climate plan

Economic governance
Wednesday, 22 February 2023 15:01
Togo: Kloto municipalities kick off a CFA20 billion climate plan

(Togo First) - In Togo, the municipalities of Kloto (Kloto 1, 2, and 3) will seek about CFA20 billion over the next five years. The funds will help the municipalities have greater access to sustainable energy, as part of the Action Plan for Access to Sustainable Energy and Climate (PAAEDC) in the communes of Kloto. 

The PAAEDC is a five-year plan (2023-2028) that aims to help beneficiaries adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, as well as improve their access to energy. 

According to the Agence Togolaise de Presse, the launch agreement for the Plan was inked in Kpalime (northwestern Togo)  last Friday. It happened during a two-day meeting attended by the minister of environment, Foli Bazi-Katari. There were also several mayors in attendance, including those of Kloto 1, 2, and 3, as well as representatives of technical and financial partners, including AfDB, BOAD, the World Bank, EBID, the EU, and Expertise France (which implements the project). 

"The world is shaken today and there is talk of creating urban forests to lower the heat. The Kloto region is an agricultural region, the introduction of new varieties to create agroecology, plants that can withstand climate change and bring added value to the coffee and cocoa sector is an imperative," said the mayor of Kloto 1, Winnie Dogbatsè.

The PAAEDC comprises 36 initiatives, including battery-equipped PV systems, public transport development projects, and new bus stations. In terms of investments, the whole project should cost CFA19.86 billion. This breaks down into 15.05 billion for actions that will help populations adapt to climate change, 965 million for mitigation measures, and 3.845 billion for energy access initiatives.  

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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