Francophone Climate Justice Gathering
REFLECT! RESIST! RISE!
May 18 – 20, 2021
Grand Lahou, a city on borrowed time
Like the entire West African coastline, Grand Lahou, a coastal city located 150 km west of Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) is increasingly threatened by rising sea levels and coastal erosion which, little by little, has continued to engulf the city. A hundred years ago when the city was built there was approximately 2 km separating the ocean from the lagoon. Today this distance has shrunk to 200m in some places, and each year it grows smaller.