Cote d'Ivoire

NDC Facts


28% emission reduction below Bussiness as Usual (BAU) by 2030, depending on international support


Energy, Agriculture, Waste, LULUCF


Agriculture, Coastal Zone, Energy, LULUCF/Forestry, Water


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November 11, 2016



Project information


USD 802,500


Q4 2018


Q4 2020


Strengthening Institutional Framework; Integrating NDC in Sectoral Plans; Increased Transparency; Private Sector Engagement; South-South Learning






National Climate Change Programme, Ministry of sanitation, environment and sustainable development



Development facts

Context and Objectives

Despite a decade of political instability that fractured the social fabric and reversed economic gains, Côte d’Ivoire has the ambition of becoming an emerging market economy by 2020. The National Development Plan for 2016-2020 seeks to improve the country’s infrastructure and boost the industrial sector. At the same time, its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) commits the country to a low emission development trajectory, with the objective to reduce emissions by 28% against BAU through increased renewable energy use, the adoption of climate-smart agriculture measures, and improved management of forests and waste.

Cote d’Ivoire developed a high-level roadmap to provide guidance on the immediate next steps for NDC implementation. The roadmap together with the NDC call for the broader integration of NDC targets in development planning; the establishment of an NDC implementation mechanism; a monitoring system to track the country’s progress; and outreach to communicate the country’s climate change commitment to the private sector and local governments.

Following the path set forth, the NDC Support Programme will establish an inter-ministerial committee; support NDC mainstreaming in the next iteration of the National Development Plan and in the different sectoral plans; review of the state of implementation of current mitigation and adaptation projects and their contributions towards the NDCs; engage the private sector; and provide tools to local governments for integrating climate change in their regional planning documents.


Work areas

Set-up an Inter-Ministerial committee for NDC implementation

  • Using a participative approach, the institutional arrangements under the REDD+, the CBIT, the NAP program and other climate-related programs will be brought under the umbrella of the NDC.
  • This larger governing body will be presided by the Office of the Prime Minister and will have a representative from each of the priority ministries and the ministry of planning, the ministry of gender and the budget ministry.
  • Modalities of communication between sectors will be established to facilitate the flow of information from the different sectors to the national NDC focal point.

Integrate the NDC into the National Development Plan and Sectoral plans

  • A modeling tool for mitigation actions created under the Africa LEDS GP project will be used to facilitate the identification of climate change actions into the NDP and the sectoral plans.
  • A strategy for integrating gender in the climate change actions will be also be developed.

Review the current state of climate-related projects

  • A situational analysis on current mitigation and adaptation projects will be conducted to inform the progress on reaching the NDC targets and help identify gaps in financial resources and capacity.
  • The analysis will enable Côte d'Ivoire to revise its ambitions in the next NDC update.

Engage the private sector

  • The NDC will be translated into an investment plan for the private sector.
  • The capacity of private actors will be built to access climate finance.
  • A feasibility study will be conducted for a loan guarantee fund to derisk investments in climate change projects.

Involve local governments in NDC implementation

  • Support will be provided to local governments when they draft they planning documents to identify opportunities for low carbon development.

Building blocks

Côte d’Ivoire put in place a National Climate Change Programme in 2012, followed by a National Climate Change Strategy for 2015-2020. Among other things, the strategy provides an orientation for integrating climate change in national policies and planning documents; for building national capacity on climate change; for promoting mitigation and adaptation actions and for increasing international cooperation. The Strategy forms the basis of the Côte d’Ivoire’s NDC.

With support from UNDP and other technical and financial partners, Côte d’Ivoire has benefited from a number of projects to implement its climate change strategy. The NDC Support Programme will build on the outputs of the Africa LEDS project, which supported the creation of a model to analyze the impacts of different mitigation measures in the rice cultivation value chain. The model will be used to evaluate different actions that can be included in the NDC and the sectoral plans.

Another project, funded by the Belgian government, developed a methodology and a toolkit for integrating climate change in planning documents and budgets for the agriculture and forestry sectors. These products will be expanded to other sectors and used by more local governments.

Partner initiatives

The programme is complimentary to Côte d’Ivoire GCF Readiness program which, in addition to preparing the government for engagement with the Fund, will also train the private sector on accessing GCF funds. Collaboration will also be pursued with REDD+ programme, the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) programme under a new effort by UNDP to bring all climate-related services under the NDC umbrella. Synergies also exists with the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)+ which plans to support Côte d’Ivoire on the institutional arrangement for NDC implementation and the feasibility of creating an independent agency for climate change. A study on gender in the national adaption process in Côte d’Ivoire — funded by the NAP Global Network — will also lay the groundwork for the gender and climate strategy to be developed under the NDC Support Programme.

At the global level, the Programme is engaged in a range of strategic partnerships, including the IKI NDC Support Cluster and the NDC Partnership.

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