Border Cities & Climate Change


This practical guide, produced by the SWAC Secretariat, offers many insights on the legislative and financial levers for developing cross-border initiatives on resilience to climate change. An online version provides easy access to information on the following four steps: 1) project planning process; 2) development of local and national climate change strategies; 3) establishing a cross-border local development strategy; and 4) setting up a cross-border project. It also includes information on climate financing tools and draws on two case studies from Dori (Burkina Faso) and Tera (Niger). The guide intends to promote more sustainable governance of border territories. It is designed for local authorities, SWAC members, development partners, as well as regional and international organisations. The work was developed in collaboration with the Transfrontier Operational Mission (MOT).