ALLCOT and Klik Foundation meet in Dakar to agree on strategies in favor of sustainable development in the country
Last May 10th, ALLCOT held a meeting in Dakar together with the Klik Foundation and local authorities to further advance the collaboration between Senegal and Switzerland for the reduction of CO₂ emissions. Both countries are among the first to make use of this possibility of cooperation, enshrined in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
The meeting was attended by Amadou Lamine Guissé, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment of Senegal, Andrea Semadeni, Ambassador of Switzerland, and Ousmane Fall Sarr, Business Developer Advisor West Africa at ALLCOT, who presented two of the projects currently underway, on the production and use of ITMOs in the waste management and renewable energy sector.
ALLCOT contributes with national agencies in Senegal, such as UGC and ANER, for the development and implementation of a set of strategies. First, it is oriented to the sustainable management of municipal solid waste, through the implementation of composting plants. In addition, ALLCOT participates in the design of a road lighting project using solar energy obtained through solar panels.
Building on the support of international cooperation between Senegal and Switzerland, ALLCOT wants to boost Senegal’s ambition to further contribute to sustainable development and increase the participation of the public and private sectors to achieve the targets set in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
The Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offsetting (KliK) supports and finances climate protection programs that contribute to sustainable development. The foundation, which has a mission to reduce around 40 million tons of CO2 by 2030, partners with state and private organizations and relies on international and local participation. The KliK Foundation supports climate mitigation activities in Senegal and other countries that have signed a bilateral climate protection agreement with Switzerland.