BURKINA FASO

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Context

Burkina Faso has traditionally had one of the lowest carbon emissions and the lowest ecological footprint in the Sub-Saharan African region. Real GDP growth has been on an upward trend, estimated at 6.7% in 2017.  However, persistent challenges face the country in the form of its limited natural resources, its reliance on thermal fossil fuels (about 90% of the total power generation capacity), among few others. In the face of these challenges, the Government of Burkina Faso has taken several national-level initiatives that ascertain their commitment to sustainable development.

One of the first countries to adopt a National Adaptation Plan, fighting climate change is a high-ranking goal for Burkina Faso. The country is also committed to driving sustainable economic growth. PAGE is supporting the integration of inclusive green economy in the National Programme for Economic and Social Development (PNDES 2016-2020) and its implementation, which can serve as the backbone of the transition to a green economy in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso has created a model for joint delivery bringing together PAGE, the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI), and SWITCH Africa Green. This model ensures programme synergies, presents a one UN offer to the government and is now being replicated in other PAGE countries.

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE 2030 AGENDA

The graphic above shows the interaction and interdependence between the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement articles that PAGE supports in a given country. The degree of interrelatedness is expressed by proximity of the SDGs/articles to each other.

PAGE activities in Burkina Faso is contributing towards the achievement of SDGs 8, 9, 12, and 17 through its core work areas.

  • Providing technical advice on the country's National Green Economy Strategy and Action Plan,
  • Harnessing strategic partnerships with key partners and enhancing green economy learning,
  • Incorporating elements of inclusive green economy into the country's industrial policy
  • Promoting green employment for  youth and green economy modeling.

  

 

 

 

PAGE'S WORK IN BURKINA FASO

PROGRESS 2016                    |                    PROGRESS 2017

Burkina Faso: The government has finalized the PAGE-supported National Green Economy Strategy (NGES) and will be submitting the document for Government adoption in the coming weeks. 

SUPPORTING THE DESIGN & ADOPTION OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GREEN ECONOMY AND ITS ACTION PLAN

SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO GREEN PRIORITY SECTORAL POLICIES

BUILDING INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY ON INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY