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The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Côte d'Ivoire is the 61st Party to formally submit its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC), which announces two greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets: the first, of 28% below a business as usual (BAU) reference scenario by 2030, is based on the reduction efforts contained in the strategic sectoral development plans with the support of technical partners and financiers; the second, of an additional 8% for a total 36% reduction, is subject to capacity building, technology development and transfer, and financial support that is new, additional and easily accessible.

cote_d'ivoire11 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Côte d’Ivoire is the 61st Party to formally submit its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC), which announces two greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets: the first, 28% below a business as usual (BAU) reference scenario by 2030, is based on the reduction efforts contained in the strategic sectoral development plans with the support of technical partners and financiers; the second, an additional 8% for a total 36% reduction, is subject to capacity building, technology development and transfer, and financial support that is new, additional and easily accessible.

In its INDC, the country outlines mitigation actions in the agriculture and forestry, energy and transport, and waste sectors. The INDC covers the following gases: carbon dioxide (CO2); methane (CH4); and nitrous oxide (N2O). The Party also notes that implementation of its contribution will begin in 2016.

Actions that the Party plans to undertake in the energy sector include, inter alia: investing in energy efficiency; putting in place a renewable energy and energy efficiency institutional and regulatory framework; creating a waste reduction strategy for industrial energy consumption through energy audits and reliable data on energy usage; encouraging industry to invest in energy-saving equipment; and developing national legislation on constructing and renovating buildings for heating efficiency.

Planned climate change adaptation efforts are also included in the country’s submission, with details on: the impacts and vulnerabilities of the country; actions needed to plan for resilient development in various sectors; loss and damage; and obstacles, gaps and needs to be addressed to help adaptation succeed.

All Parties to the UNFCCC are expected to submit INDCs in advance of the Paris Climate Change Conference, which will take place in November-December 2015. Those submitted by 1 October 2015 will be included in a synthesis report on their aggregate effect by 1 November 2015. Parties are anticipated to agree on a global climate change agreement to take effect in 2020 at the Paris Climate Change Conference. [UNFCCC Press Release] [Côte d’Ivoire’s INDC] [UNFCCC INDC Portal]


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