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The PACJA Côte d'Ivoire chapter have organised a validation workshop of the preliminary study on the implementation of the National Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the country.

The study, presented to participants by Pierre Kouakou Kouadio on Friday, at the headquarters of the Directorate-General for the Environment in Abidjan-Cocody, revealed difficulties in implementing NDCs, especially in the sectors of agriculture, forestry, energy and waste treatment.

Difficulties in accessing funding were also noted.According to the presenter, majority of Ivorian NGOs are struggling to receive funding due to lack of skills in project formulation.

Addressing the results of the study, Mr Kouadio said, in the presence of Mr Akossi, representative of the Climate Change Adaptation Fund, that in Cote d'Ivoire different mitigation strategies were implemented by the government. Regarding adaptation, the study reveals 11 vulnerable sectors, six of which are weakly vulnerable while the other five are very vulnerable.

PACJA, in its report, emphasized the weak participation of civil society organisations in the fight against global warming in Côte d'Ivoire.In his address to this validation plenary, the representative of the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Pierre Kouakou Kouadio recalled the objective of the Ivorian State in the fight against global warming.

An objective focused on the reduction of 28% of the country's CO2 emissions, estimated in 2012 at nearly 50,000gigagrams.Finally, Mr Kouadio suggested setting up an NGO platform and announced the creation by the Ministry of a website on which NGOs could submit their various activity reports.

At the end of his presentation, which met the approval of all the members, in the presence of the Director-General of the Environment, Dr Gustave Aboua, the study was validated.

The next PACJA study will focus on renewable energies.



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