Senegal, Japan Ink Memorandum of Cooperation on Reducing GHG Emissions
Senegalese Environment Minister Abdou Karim Sall and Japanese Ambassador to Senegal Iwawa Osamu signed on Thursday a memorandum of cooperation to collaborate in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to contribute to the fight against climate change.
Dakar – On this occasion, the minister said that the two countries have decided to strengthen their cooperation around measures to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, and to promote the resilience of communities, reports the Senegalese News Agency (APS).
“Through this agreement, [we are seeking] to strengthen the capacity to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, to promote the resilience of communities and [to achieve] development with low greenhouse gas emissions (GHG),” said Karim Sall as quoted by APS.
He added that “the options identified in our Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to 2030 aim to strengthen the resilience of our people and deploy mitigation programs in the transport, renewable energy, forestry and waste sectors.”
However, the implementation of this NDC, including its conditional component, requires the support of development partners to mobilize the necessary means for the implementation of projects and programs planned, in accordance with the instructions of the Head of State, he said.
He maintained that “the mechanisms of the carbon market have become an important source of funding for climate projects,” adding that “it is in this context that the memorandum of cooperation on the joint credit mechanism” between the governments of Japan and Senegal.