Mali - Strengthen national planning processes for SLCP mitigation 


In Mali, exposure to air pollution is estimated to result in 40,000 premature deaths per year. This exposure results from several key sources, including residential cooking, and open burning of waste. In addition, waste and agriculture are the largest sources of methane emissions in the country.

Mali joined the CCAC in 2014 and has established a National SLCP Unit has been established within its meteorological agency Mali-Meteo. Capacity within the Agency is still limited in terms of personnel, data and tools to be able to assess the magnitude of SLCP emissions from major source sectors, and identify and evaluate mitigation options. 

As a result, this project will provide technical assistance to Mali’s National Meteorological Agency to strengthen its national short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) planning and mitigation actions. 

This project will target data collection and evaluation of mitigation measures at those sectors that make the largest contribution to the health impacts of air pollution in Mali, as well as making the largest contribution to climate change. 



The project aims to:

  • Increase the capacity of the Government of Mali to:
    • assess and model SLCP emissions, to prioritise mitigation measures, and to track progress.
    • integrate SLCPs into the relevant planning processes (greenhouse gas emissions inventory, MRV frameworks, NDC implementation plans etc.).
    • mobilise resources for implementing mitigation measures.
  • Develop a methane roadmap that can be endorsed by the Government of Mali.



To achieve these objectives the project will:

  • Update and improve SLCP emission estimates and projections, implementation pathways for priority SLCP measures, cost estimates for implementation, recommendations for integration of SLCPs into NDC implementation plans.
  • Incorporate monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and transparency reporting, and greenhouse gas emission inventory development into future reporting under the UNFCCC on Mali’s NDC implementation for improved methane emission estimates.
  • Develop a methane roadmap based on the aforementioned assessments and on updated and improved methane emission and mitigation assessments in key source sectors, applying IPCC Tier 2 methods, with in-depth implementation pathways for methane mitigation measures - aligned with the NDC implementation plans. 
  • Training to a core team in the Ministry of Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development and relevant institutions on updating the SLCP analysis in key sectors (i.e. energy, waste, agriculture, and forestry), developing long-term 2050 emission projections, and entering cost data to assess the cost of implementing mitigation measures.
  • Develop a portfolio of projects (project proposals and concept notes) for SLCP mitigation in Mali  with consideration of the inputs generated by the SLCP mitigation assessments.

Project Reference: Mali - Strengthen national planning processes for SLCP mitigation [ML-22-001]