Approche Territoriale des Changements Climatiques au Sénégal : cas de la zone agro-sylvopastorale du Ferlo


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Governance of climate change at the territorial level is critical if decision makers are to gain awareness of the realities that communities affected by the impacts of climate change face, and to enable vulnerable groups – such as women and the elderly – to be involved in adaptation efforts.

Senegal was the first country in West Africa where a territorial approach to climate change was tested by the Ferlo Agro-Silvopastoral Regional Agreement. This case study on the territorial approach to climate change in the Ferlo agro-silvopastoral region aims to help policymakers better understand the role of institutional, economic and socio-political factors in the design and implementation of climate policies, and how these factors influence coping skills and strategies at the regional, national and subnational level.

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Cattle crossing a road in search of pasture in Louga region, Senegal, by Lancelot Ehode/ IED Afrique