Cavally, Côte d’Ivoire: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • 60% forest cover, but cocoa production, logging, & immigration contribute to accelerated deforestation, including in public forests
  • Local population is generally aware of the negative consequences of climate change on agricultural production & wants to maintain the remaining forests for future generations
  • 1 of the 5 regions included in the National Emission Reduction Program Idea Note (ER-PIN) for the FCPF Carbon Fund
  • Taï National Park (ER-PIN project area) located partly in the Cavally region — high biodiversity & UNESCO World Heritage site — well-conserved but threatened by human-induced pressure
  • Member of the Assembly of Regions & Districts of Côte d’Ivoire (ARDCI) — multi-level collaboration forum for representation of regions & districts in national & international contexts
  • Immigration since 1970s from other regions of Côte d’Ivoire & abroad has increased land use pressure & conflicts, & provided work force for cacao, rubber, & wood production industries


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