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Greenhouse Gases in Burkina: A New Partnership Plan to Raise Reduction Ambitions

The Permanent Secretary of the National Council for Sustainable Development, Somanegre Nana, officially launched this Thursday, March 24th, 2022 in Ouagadougou, the national workshop for the validation of the partnership plan of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Burkina Faso, second of its kind since the Paris Agreement. The opening ceremony was also attended by the representative of the NDC Partnership, Athanase Kinda.



This national workshop for the validation of the partnership plan of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Burkina Faso was attended by about 40 participants from public services, civil society, and partners. The overall objective is to have an updated partnership plan for the NDC that allocates the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders in the implementation of actions to achieve the new commitments of the revised NDC.

Indeed, the NDC is a tool for coordinating the interventions of the various actors and mobilizing resources to achieve Burkina’s commitments under the Paris Agreement. That is why, according to the permanent secretary of the National Council for Sustainable Development (CNDD), Somanegre Nana, the workshop will present the updated version, developed with the various sectoral actors, amend the version of the new partnership plan of the NDC and validate it for the period 2022-2023.

Before the validation of this new partnership plan, it should be recalled that he said, as part of the implementation of the Paris Agreement, Burkina Faso had already adopted its first NDC in 2015 with a commitment to reduce its emissions by 21,574.63 gigagrams (Gg) by 2030, or 18.2% compared to its baseline scenario. But the country has proceeded with the technical and financial support of its partners members of the NDC Partnership, to the revision of its NDC and the process undertaken has allowed raising the ambitions of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 31682 Gg by 2030, or 29.42% compared to its baseline scenario, including an increase of 11.22% for the period 2015-2020, he said. It is therefore logical that the partnership plan of the NDC be updated by the various stakeholders, continued the Permanent Secretary.

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Low-carbon development in Burkina

For his part, the facilitator of NDC Partnership, Athanase Kinda, said that the support of his organization stems from the government’s desire to reduce greenhouse gases, but also to strengthen the adaptation and resilience of populations in relation to their livelihoods and subsistence. In other words, climate change is having a negative impact on people’s livelihoods, and Burkina Faso, as a country experiencing these changes, has been able to articulate its priorities at the international level.

And the objective, according to his explanations, is to ensure that not only the resulting actions can benefit from the support of all technical and financial partners, but also and especially that it can, through good practices that will be implemented, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It is, therefore, a work with two added values, including working for a development process by making it sustainable, so a low-carbon development, but also ensure that we can always contribute to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere,” said Kinda.


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