Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition in 2019, committing to strengthening national measures to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. Its work with the CCAC focuses on reducing emissions from the largest sources in the country, including transport, municipal solid waste, agriculture, industry, and the energy sector.  

Burkina Faso has signed the 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. 

Regulations affirming the right to a quality and healthy environment, including clean air, include Law No. 2013- 406/PRES within Burkina Faso’s Environmental Code, as well as various other laws on atmospheric pollution under the Public Health Code, the Public Hygiene Code, and the Urbanism and Construction Code. This legislative body allows the control of pollution sources and the punishment of violations. Decree No. 2001-185/PRES/PM/MEE sets standards for air, water, and soil pollution. 

In 2015, Burkina Faso released the Renewable Energies National Action Plan for the period of 2015-2020/30 following the adoption of the Economic Community of West African States’ (CEDEAO) Renewable Energies Policy (PERC) in 2012. It identifies the sun, biomass, and water as principle renewable energy sources and wind energy as a source for future exploration. Over 80 percent of Burkina Faso’s energy supply is derived from biomass, which is the main energy source for approximately 90 percent of households. 

Read more about Burkina Faso’s climate and clean air action: 


  • The 1998 Decree 98-323/PRES/PM/MATS/MIHU/MS/MTT regulates the the collection, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of urban waste
  • In 2007, the National Sanitation Policy and Strategy was adopted.


  • CEDEAO countries adopted a set of regulations aimed to introduce cleaner fuels and vehicles to the region in 2020. This includes setting a standard of 50 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur for gasoline and diesel for all imported fuels, adopting EURO 4/IV vehicle emission standards, and limiting the age of imported second-hand vehicles. A plan to improve the energy efficiency of imported vehicles was also adopted. 

Household Energy 

  • In February 2023, the Burkina Faso National Project of the Africa Minigrids Program (AMP) was launched by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Quarries (MEMC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Burkina Faso and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It will last until January 2027. 

  • 2012: Law 051-2012/AN exonerated solar energy equipment from all customs and VAT charges for five years from 2013. 

  • 2000: Decree 2000-628 on the Letter of Energy Sector Development Policy has the objective of ensuring an adequate supply of energy at affordable prices. It aims to improve sustainable management of resources, promote substitution fuels such as kerosene and butane, raise awareness about improved cookstoves, and open the firewood market to increase supplier competition. 

  • 2007: The Strategy for Rural Electrification aims to achieve objectives of the Government of Burkina Faso’s Framework Strategy Against Poverty (CSLP), regional electrification objectives defined by the CEDEAO, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Ministère de L'Environnement, de l'Economie verte et du Changement climatique
Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso

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