cape verde desert

EU climate change funding for Cape Verde

President Trump may deny climate change, but Cape Verde recognises the risk to the country and to the planet if we do not tackle this issue. The Cape Verde Government and the EU have recently signed a European Funding agreement worth €5m for the project ‘Reinforcing the Capacities and Resilience of the Forestry Sector in Cape Verde’. The principal aim of the project is to improve Cape Verde’s ability to resist the effects of climate change, which is increasing the extent of the desert areas; it will do this by encouraging reforestation and reinforcement of existing forests.