CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION IN MADAGASCAR - AN EXCERPT (Nachmany, M. / Fankhauser, S. / Davidová, J. et al. LSE)

Madagascar is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. At the same time, Madagascar has one of the highest poverty rates in Africa. Madagascar has a National Climate Change Policy dating from 2010. The Policy aims to promote measures to reduce Madagascar’s vulnerability to climate change and emissions of greenhouse gases, and to develop behaviours that aid in the fight against climate change. In the same year, a Directorate of Climate Change was created under the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The Directorate is responsible for co-ordinating all national response actions to climate change, including adaptation and mitigation measures. It also represents Madagascar in international negotiations. In past years Madagascar has been prominent in international efforts to move forward a national REDD agenda.


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Created Date: 01-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 02-11-2015
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