Intra-ACP GCCA+ technical support in Côte d’Ivoire through the Climate Support Facility
The development of a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework for climate action in Côte d’Ivoire will create a favorable environment for investment in adaptation and mitigation, specifically in climate-resilient and low-emission development necessary to implement the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Côte d'Ivoire’s National Assembly adopted a national Sustainable Development Orientation Bill in 2014. Article 45 of the bill stipulates the need to create a National Climate Agency and a National Climate Fund. The establishment of the agency and the fund is outlined further in the country’s National Climate Change Response Strategy (2015-2020).
The strategy includes other key elements such as: mainstreaming climate change into development policies; improving and disseminating climate knowledge and capacity building; improving and promoting mitigation and adaptation measures; promoting R&D and technology transfer; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and mobilizing climate funds.
In addition, the NDC, which was ratified in 2016, includes the adoption of a legal and regulatory framework for its implementation and monitoring, along with the establishment of an institutional framework and the mobilization of financing from various sources, including the private sector.
Considering the various elements in the Climate Change Strategy, Sustainable Development Orientation Bill and NDC, there is a need to develop a comprehensive legal and institutional framework to advance climate action and facilitate implementation of the NDC in Côte d'Ivoire.
The National Climate Agency and National Climate Fund can be effective mechanisms to help the country channel funding towards low-emission and climate resilient investments, which would further support implementation of their NDC.
To help, the Intra-ACP GCCA+, through the Climate Support Facility, is providing technical support to:
• develop a national Climate Change Bill incorporating the necessary elements and instruments to provide the needed legal basis to advance the climate agenda;
• carry out a feasibility study to determine the precise mandates and competences of the National Climate Agency and a National Climate Fund.
In addition, the Intra-ACP GCCA+ is providing training in the theory of change for national policymakers to improve policy/programme planning and monitoring. The training also supports the integration of climate change into national, sectoral and local planning for effective coherence and efficient national development/sectoral plans, further facilitating the implementation of the strategy and NDC.