One of the most important causes of Mali's serious environmental problems has been over-exploitation and indiscriminate destruction of its forest resources. As in most Sahelian countries, fuelwood and charcoal meet 90 percent of the domestic energy needs of the country. The overarching objective of the Household Energy Project was to improve the management, and promote rational use, of energy resources. GEF involvement was to help support the environmental policy objectives of the Government of Mali with particular emphasis on the reduction of CO2 emissions and abatement of forest resource depletion.
Sustainable community development
Project Performance Assessment Report