Egis is assisting the World Bank in the climate risk assessment of 4 West African countries (Benin, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo), with the preparation of a pre-feasibility study of climate risk adaptation options. Erosion and flooding are severely affecting this area, threatening the safety of the inhabitants and the local economy.
Erosion and flooding are already critically affecting the coastal areas in West Africa. These phenomena are likely to be exacerbated by projected temperature increases, sea level rise and changes in rainfall patterns.
The World Bank, through the West African Coastal Action Programme (WACA), is helping these countries to address these environmental problems through a regional project* involving 6 West African countries: Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo.
Egis is assisting the World Bank in assessing climate risks in 4 of these countries: Benin, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo, by preparing a pre-feasibility study of adaptation options. The aim: studying these options (technical study, cost-benefit analysis) and carrying out a detail analysis of climate change impacts for the pre-selected sites. This study will also be used to support a $200mn application to the Green Climate Fund.
A financial mechanism under the aegis of the United Nations (UN) and created at the Cancun Climate Conference in 2010, the Green Climate Fund is designed to help developing countries implement means of combating global warming with the financial support of developed countries.
* The WACA resilient investment project Res-IP (WACA Res-IP). This multi-country programme supports the resilience of human communities and coastal assets.