Senegal: Significant 26% increase in the 2024 budget for the Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Ecological Transition (MEDDTE) in Senegal is set to experience a notable increase in its budget for the year 2024. During the parliamentary vote on November 20, 2023, the proposed budget was approved at a total of 48,699,848,381 billion CFA francs, marking a significant 26% increase compared to the 38.7 billion CFA francs allocated in 2023.

According to the report from the committee tasked with reviewing the 2024 Budget Project for the Ministry of Environment, these funds will be allocated to various programs, with a specific focus on combating deforestation and land degradation, biodiversity conservation, and the management of protected areas.

Pollution prevention, nuisance management, and actions to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change also play a significant role in the distribution of budgetary allocations.

In a report sent to the press, the Minister of Environment, Alioune Ndoye, emphasized that this budgetary increase aims to «facilitate better support for young recruits under the ‘Xëyu ndaw ñi’ project for sustainable national reforestation».

He also highlighted initiatives such as greening schools to enhance environmental education and support the overall reforestation policy nationwide in collaboration with local authorities.

This substantial increase in the ministry’s budget reflects a sustained commitment to environmental preservation in Senegal, with a particular emphasis on concrete projects aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability and raising awareness among the population about the crucial issues of biodiversity protection.




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