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Since 2013, Côte d’Ivoire has been working with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and air pollution, thereby improving the food security, health, and development of their citizens and people around the world.
“Cote d’Ivoire does not intend to be on the side lines of efforts to meet the challenges of climate change and air pollution,” said Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Joseph Séka Séka. “The National Action Plan to Reduce SLCPs is of strategic importance for development in Cote d’Ivoire. This is why taking it into account in preparing the next National Development Plan and in strengthening our ambition to global climate goals in our NDC is a priority for us.”
Air pollution is a serious health concern in Cote D’Ivoire, responsible for an estimated 34,000 premature deaths in 2016, which included 8,000 children’s deaths from respiratory infection. This reality motivated the country to join the CCAC’s SNAP initiative which helped identify priority areas to take action, including the waste sector, transportation, refineries, health, and urban planning.
In 2015, Côte d’Ivoire became one of 15 countries to specifically address SLCPs, air pollution, and the variety of co-benefits their mitigation provides in their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) as well as committing to developing a national action plan to address them.
The country continued to move forward with this commitment, working with the CCAC in their First Biennial Update Report in 2018 to develop a strategy on SLCP mitigation. As part of this work, the country also committed to developing an inventory for monitoring SLCPs in the capital city of Abidjan.
The work began to bear real fruit in 2019 when Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development officially adopted the National SLCP Action Plan. This plan outlined 16 mitigation measures which, if fully implemented, would lead to a 59 percent reduction in black carbon emissions and a 34 percent reduction in methane emissions by 2030. These measures will reduce other air pollutants as well, like nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, while also reducing CO2 emissions. Furthermore, implementation would save over 1,000 lives from deaths associated with air pollution. Overall, the plan would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent in 2030, which would achieve over half of the country’s climate change mitigation commitment.
In 2020, with the support of the NDC Partnership’s Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) initiative and the CCAC, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire began work integrating the SLCP national action plan into the current NDC revision process. This is part of the preparatory phase of the overall implementation of the SLCP National Action Plan.
The city of Abidjan has also been working with the CCAC’s Waste Initiative on a project to strengthen expert capacity to reduce black carbon and methane from municipal waste. This work has assisted with the closure of Akouedo dump, a saturated and dangerous landfill in the capital.
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The first part of the event features the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) work that promotes ambitious and directed inclusion of agriculture and food systems in enhanced NDCs...
Cote d'Ivoire's National Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Action Plan outlines 16 specific mitigation measures from 5 key source sectors to reduce SLCPs in the country. ...
This factsheet summarizes the measures found in Côte d'Ivoire's National Short-lived Climate Pollutant Action Plan. The national action planning document represents one of the first national...
Factsheet on National Action Planning on SLCPs in Cote d'Ivoire.
Produced by the CCAC SNAP Initiative....
This webinar on progress in the implementation of the Supporting NAtional Planning (SNAP) for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) and Institutional Strengthening (IS) in Côte d’Ivoire was held...