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. This ambitious plan was designed to simultaneously improve air pollution and reduce Cote d’Ivoire’s contribution to global climate change.
Full implementation of these 16 measures would result in a 59% reduction in black carbon emissions by 2030 compared to a business-as-usual scenario, and a 34% reduction in methane emissions. The measures would also reduce other air pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, and also reduce CO2 emissions.
The implementation of these measures could avoid over 1000 premature deaths associated with outdoor air pollution exposure, as well as reducing exposure to air pollution indoors. At the same time, the plan would reduce Cote d’Ivoire’s greenhouse gas emissions by 19% in 2030, achieving more than half of Cote d’Ivoire’s climate change mitigation commitment.