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

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

Authors: Solano, D.; Simonet, G.

Topic: deforestation, livelihoods, sustainable development, policy, climate change

Geographic: Côte d'Ivoire

Pages: 2p

Publisher: California, USA; Bogor, Indonesia; Boulder, Colorado, Earth Innovation Institute (EII), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)

Publication Year: 2018

Source: C. Stickler et al. (Eds.) The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability.

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