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Madagascar

TOTAL POPULATION

23.6 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

3,100 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

822,800 kt Sub-Saharan Africa, YEAR 2014

“To reduce emissions by 14% compared to the business as usual scenario.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Despite its reliance on its natural environment for its livelihoods, Madagascar has not yet taken the necessary steps to protect it enough from overuse and illicit exploitation. On the contrary, it has been forced to sell vast stretches of land to foreign powers such as China to pay off its debt and finance its development.  

Only 10% of the primary rainforest remains. The rest has been burned, cut or used. Of the 13,000 species known in Madagascar, 90% exist only on the Island. This includes all lemurs, half of all chameleon species, dozens of birds and a rich flora that have untapped medicinal potential. 

This puts a lot of pressure on Madagascar not to lose its ecological treasures. In the meantime, deforestation, poaching and fishing have accelerated, further depleting the Red Island’s ecosystems.

This has very real consequences for the lives of Malagasies all over the island. Soil erosion turns the rivers a mud red colour during rain, biodiversity has declined sharply and available resources for subsistence living are dwindling. 

Madagascar only contributes 0.06% of global GHG emissions. In the past 20 years, it has been hit by 35 cyclones, 8 floods and 5 periods of severe droughts, a three-fold increase over the previous 20 years. The state doesn’t guarantee much of a protection against such events. This pushes local communities to advance their own solutions, developed with the help of NGOs and other contributors.

Saving the Malagasy nature would come at a very little cost, compared to what the world would lose should it let this biodiversity hotspot die. From valuable medical progress to new ways of feeding the world, without even taking into account the cultural heritage that these forms of life represent, Madagascar and its people need support to help planet Earth remain the home of lemurs.

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DATA INSIGHTS

Madagascar is a low-income country, according to the World Bank classification. To understand Madagascar’s position in the fight against climate change, it is useful to observe its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Madagascar’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.


Madagascar Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Madagascar’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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Madagascar Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Madagascar’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Madagascar Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Madagascar Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Madagascar’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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Madagascar Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Madagascar’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Madagascar Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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