Senegal MDG plan ignores climate change

Senegal’s finance ministry has published an excellent progress review of its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, as input to a national plan for the remainder of the MDG period 2011-2015.

There’s one major shortcoming: not a single reference in 77 pages to the risks posed by climate change in one of the world’s most vulnerable countries.

Almost every heading of the report should be looking over its shoulder, especially poverty reduction, food security, agricultural water, health (malaria) and disaster management. Maybe the subject was lost in translation from the French original.


this post was first published by OneWorld UK