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. ...
The main activities of this project involved:
- Identifying the mitigation assessments being conducted and determining how SLCP mitigation could be integrated into them
- Developing an integrated assessment of current and projected greenhouse gas, air pollutant and SLCP emissions as well as the mitigation potential of current policies and plans to reduce emissions across major source sectors in Côte d’Ivoire
- Contributing to the compilation phase of the NDC and providing estimates of the mitigation potential of the measures considered for the NDC
The project activities led to an integrated greenhouse gas and SLCP assessment that informed Côte d’Ivoire’s revised NDC. The results of this integrated analysis, based on the assessment of thirty-four mitigation measures in twelve priority sectors, indicate that Côte d'Ivoire could reduce :
- up to 57% of its black carbon emissions by 2030
- up to 36% of its methane emissions by 2030
- up to 20% of these hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions by 2030
In addition to reducing other air pollutants, these measures would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 30% compared to a baseline scenario, if unconditional efforts are considered. The conditional measures greatly increase mitigation ambition and allow Côte d'Ivoire to consider carbon neutrality in 2030 and 2050.