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Mali

TOTAL POPULATION

16.9 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

1,400 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

822,800 kt Sub-Saharan Africa, YEAR 2014

“Reducing emissions by 29% for agriculture, 31% for energy and 21% for forests and land use by 2030.” 

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Mali faces numerous environmental challenges, including desertification, deforestation, soil erosion, and inadequate supplies of potable water. Most of Mali receives negligible rainfall and so droughts are very frequent. Mali is made up of 65% desert or semi-desert. The Sahel has always been climatically unstable and long periods of droughts have been recorded on thirst stones as far as in the 17th century. 

This region, where the population mostly depends on grazing lands for sheep herds, is forced to follow an oscillating pattern of precipitations that varies from severe droughts to relative abundance of rainfall. These vast grazing herds have been forced south towards more viable pasture occupied by other people for other purposes. 

This has caused Mali to depend on foreign aid and alimentary support to ensure that no famine like that of 2005, in which more than 2.2 million people were affected, is repeated. Agriculture represents roughly half of the country’s GDP and is the main activity of 80% of the active population. Analysts have pointed the causal links between the environmental crisis and the conflicts in the region.

The most realistic models project a general rise of 3°C in the territory and a 22% precipitation reduction by 2100. This calls for drastic adaptation and resilience investments. Yet, Mali as a country is responsible for just 0.03% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With its dense forest areas to the South, Mali is actually a carbon-negative country. 

This incredible differential between responsibility and consequence is in itself a call to action, to unity and to solidarity. Mali needs help so it can help the world to stability and fair lives for all.


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DATA INSIGHTS

Mali is classified as a low-income country by the World Bank. The history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk provides useful insights into Mali’ position in the fight against climate change. The following plots give an overview of Mali’s greenhouse gas emissions over time in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

Mali's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mali's timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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Mali's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mali's timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Mali's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mali Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Mali’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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Mali Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Mali’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Mali Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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