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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire’s biodiversity is among the richest in Western Africa. Its total forest area was estimated at over seven million hectares in 2000 but this size has fallen sharply due to high rates of deforestation and forest degradation suffered in its recent history.
Several policies have been laid out to curb this trend and to restore the ecological capital of the country, while making a transition to a more sustainable development model.

Côte d'Ivoire became a UN-REDD Programme partner country in June 2011 and has developed a REDD+ Readiness Plan using a participatory approach. The plan which sets a roadmap for the national REDD+ process will deliver the following components:

  • Engaging stakeholders in REDD+
  • Carrying out in-depth analysis of drivers of deforestation
  • Assessing REDD+ multiple benefits
  • Building the national REDD+ strategy, including political dialogue
  • Reviewing financial options for REDD+, which will result in the design and setup of a National REDD+ Fund
  • Defining a preliminary REDD+ reference level
  • Building a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)
  • Designing a safeguard information system
National Programme Updates

UN-REDD in Côte d’Ivoire

Budget: US$ 3 million

Timeframe : 2014 –


National Programme Submission Form
English - Français - Español

Côte d’Ivoire Presentation at 12th Policy Meeting – Lima July 2014


Ndolamb Ngokwey
UN Resident Representative
Côte d'Ivoire