Phase I – Institutional Strengthening and Black Carbon Inventory Support – Complete
In 2017, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Coalition and the National Meteorology Agency of Mali (MALI-METEO) following a call for proposals organised by the Coalition's SNAP Initiative. This Institutional Strengthening agreement had the objective of increasing human and technical capacity to improve planning and coordination flor climate change and SLCP mitigation activities,and to increase commitment among national stakeholders. The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), UNEP and the Coalition provided technical assistance to begin development of an SLCP inventory that covered black carbon, methane and HFCs across a range of priority sectors.
A National SLCP Unit was established within MALI-METEO, with a dedicated project coordinator supporting the Coalition's Focal Point. Two officers within the unit were provided with technical training sessions on the LEAP-IBC tool to build internal technical capacity for SLCP analysis and tracking. Three national consultants were recruited for the development of communications strategies, resource mobilization strategies, and to develop an SLCP emission inventory. A stakeholder mapping was undertaken to identify responsible sectoral stakeholders, facilitate national data collection, and identify ongoing SLCP reduction actions as well as opportunities for additional mitigation measures.
An Inter-Ministerial Task Force was assembled with members from the Ministries of Environment, Health, Transport, Finance and Development Planning, and Agriculture and Livestock. This Task Force was used to raise awareness on short-lived climate pollutant issues and was regularly convened over the duration of the project.
An inception workshop was held in Bamako in 2019 with participation from SEI, government, NGOs, civil society and the private sector. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the benefits of integrated climate and air quality planning and cover the activities to be undertaken as part of the project. Key emitting sectors were identified as agriculture, land-use, energy, transport and industry. Preliminary priority mitigation measures were determined as were barriers to implementation.
Collaboration with the Government of Mali is continuing through an agreement between the Stockholm Environment Institute and UN Development Programme which is supporting the development of Mali’s revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The project will focus on developing an economy-wide greenhouse gas mitigation assessment that will evaluate mitigation potential and the effectiveness of policies and measures on reducing SLCPs and air pollutants. By quantifying the SLCP and air pollution mitigation that can be achieved through the actions being considered for Mali's revised NDC, this assessment will ensure that the full impact of mitigation actions on all climate pollutants and local air quality benefits are taken into account when prioritising actions.