Mali’s Elements of National Policy for Adaptation to Climate Change – May 2008


Located in Western Africa, Mali has a dry tropical climate that has witnessed an increased frequency of squalls and a decrease in rainfall quantity. With approximately 80% of the working population dependent on climate sensitive sectors of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, adaptation based initiatives form key part of the climate response strategy. Consequently the Malian government aims to integrate the national climate change policy with the framework for social and economic development.