One of the biggest challenges the world faces today is climate change. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa remain among the most vulnerable to its negative effects, mainly because the economic activities of these countries are closely linked to the quality and availability of natural resources that are subject to climate change impacts.
Adaptation policies, and climate policies in general, have been initiated at the international level using a ‘top-down’ approach. However, the impacts of climate change transcend national borders as well as the administrative limits of local and regional authorities. This justifies a cross-border approach to establish localised, effective and appropriate responses to a phenomenon that has largely been understood from a global perspective.
This report presents the results of a case study on the formulation and implementation of the Dakar Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (PCTI). The study examines how the plan’s use of integrated approaches has addressed the issue of cross-border dimensions in responses to climate change.
Image: Dakar roofs, by Jeff Attaway