Climate governance in Senegal

The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government’s readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational policies on the ground, to enable the required economy-wide transformation towards a zero emissions society. Senegal is progressing in implementing its climate policy. The government has made progress on deploying renewable energy and expanding public transportation. It has also abandoned plans to further develop coal-fired power generation, although continues to pursue its ‘gas to power’ strategy to shift its electricity production from largely heavy oil fuel to fossil gas. It is unclear whether President Sall will run again in 2024; however, it is unlikely that a change in government would lead to significant changes in climate policy or fossil gas development plans.

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