Climate change adaptation: lessons learned from three cross-border projects

From 30 January to 1 February, as part of a study co-ordinated and financed by the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD), the Cross-border Operational Mission (MOT) participated in the European Conference on Energy Transition to present its on-going research on adaptation to climate change in three West African cross-border agglomerations: Dori-Téra, Gaya-Malanville and the coastal corridor from Ghana to Nigeria. The research aims to provide local communities with a practical guide to the legislative and financial tools that can be used to develop cross-border initiatives on climate change adaptation. Participants presented their experiences with decentralised co-operation as it relates to adaptation. They also brainstormed about how to engage and exchange ideas with African communities on this topic.