Given the impact of short-lived climate pollutants (SCLPs) on Cote D’Ivoire’s climate, health, agriculture and ecosystems, the country joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to increase its domestic SLCP-mitigating activities. Upon joining, Cote D’Ivoire expressed a particular interest in CCAC initiatives that reduce SLCPs from municipal waste, transport, agriculture, industry, household energy and the distribution of fossil fuels.
Côte d’Ivoire is member of the CCAC’s Steering Committee and is participating in all the CCAC Governance meeting, including the last High Level Assemblies. Côte d’Ivoire was also involved in the CCAC Communication Group and the Task Force developing the CCAC 5-Year Strategic plan.
- On 5-6 October 2015 the Supporting National Action and Planning and Institutional Strengthening project was launched in Abidjan.
- On 25-28 March 2016 it participated in the regional LEAP-IBC training organised by the Stockholm Environment Institute in Accra, Ghana.
- As a result of Cote D’Ivoire’s participation in the CCAC’s Supporting National Action and Planning initiative, and its active participation in key climate related processes at the national level (i.e. Third National Communication under UNFCCC and Intended Nationally Determined Contribution ) SLCPs have been introduce into the country’s INDCs
Municipal Solid Waste Initiative
In July 2015 Cote D’Ivoire completed 2 assessments under the Municipal Solid Waste Initiative:
- Report 1: Reducing short lived climate pollutants at Akouedo Dump as part of the dump closure plan.
- Rapport 2: Valorisation of organic waste in the district of Abidjan for the reduction of SLCPs emissions.
Other SLCP activities
Cote D’Ivoire has also been engaged in SLCP-mitigating activities beyond the CCAC:
- On 3-5 May 2016 it participated in the Francophone Regional Workshop on climate finance organized by the Francophone Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD) in Casablanca, Morocco. This workshop aimed to identify funding opportunities and resource mobilization strategies through adaptation fund and the green climate fund.
- On 29-30 June 2015 a Side Event on Climate Smart Agriculture, Forests and Climate Change was organized by the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) and Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable Development.
- Through the National Advisory Group, regular consultation of stakeholders (public and private sector, research institutions, civil society) takes place
- Organisation of a regional workshop on low sulphur strategies was organised by UN Environment, in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
- Collaboration between Cote D’Ivoire’s National SLCP Unit and projects related to climate change and air pollution in the country is also ensure through:
- The “Ville Durable” project of the UN Industrial Development Organization and the African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Ivorian Anti-Pollution Centre (CIAPOL) which aims at reducing CO2 and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs);
- The LEDS-Côte d’Ivoire platform "Low Emissions Development Strategy" ;
- The ‘Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security in Africa’’ platform