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ANDE is the National Environmental Agency in Côte d’Ivoire. ANDE is responsible for ensuring coordination and implementation of environmental developmental projects, establish and manage a national environmental information system, create a relationship with environmental NGO’s operating in Côte d’Ivoire and help local governments create plans to protect and conserve the environment.
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RAAF is an institution that is a part of ECOWAS. RAAF was created to advance the agricultural policy of the integrated ECOWAS member states. The mission of RAAF is to provide technical assistance to the member state’s agricultural ministries.
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AIPH was set up in 2003 and contains all of the actors in the palm oil industry in Côte d’Ivoire. In addition to creating trade agreements amongst the palm oil actors in Côte d’Ivoire, AIPH is also dedicated to sustainability. Through the national interpretation of the RSPO, AIPH is certifying that any actor that engages in the palm oil industry in Côte d’Ivoire is doing so in a responsible, sustainable manner.
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The ACPC is an initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The goal of the ACPC is to advance knowledge sharing on climate change issues happening in various African countries. The goal of this knowledge sharing is to promote cooperation amongst African countries and organizations in these countries to combat climate change.
ECREEE is the renewable energy arm of ECOWAS. ECREE is responsible for establishing renewable energy policy to be adopted by the various member states of ECOWAS. This feeds directly into ECOWAS’ goal of sustainable development
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The GCCA was launched by the European Commission in 2007 to help developing countries fight climate change. The GCCA offers technical assistance, knowledge sharing, and facilitating regional partnerships and initiating regional dialogue.
ClimDev Africa is a joint initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union Commission, and the African Development Bank. The goal of ClimDev Africa is to create a concrete foundation for various African countries response to climate change, including, the Ivory Coast. In countries such as the Ivory Coast, ClimDev Africa aims to create cooperation between government institutions, civil societies and the private sector in order to create a solid response to the effects of climate change.
The Climate Action Network International is an organization that works with numerous local NGOs and other international organizations to help the environmental health of developing nations. The goal of Climate action network international is to help countries achieve development that does not compromise the environment, or future generation needs. In Côte d’Ivoire the CAN and its affiliates are helping to combat deforestation and promote sustainable development.
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ECOWAS was established in 1975 b the treaty of Lagos. ECOWAS member states are various West African Countries, including Cote D’Ivoire. The idea behind ECOWAS was to help the member states develop economically to the point of self-sufficiency and to create a trade union that would aid the economic development. In addition to economic development, ECOWAS runs a number of environmental programs in its member states. In Cote D’Ivoire, ECOWAS is devoted to helping create renewable energy and to stopping deforestation.
The CBD is in charge of promoting and conserving the biodiversity of Côte d’Ivoire. In addition to these tasks, the CBD is tasked with running the Center for Information Exchange on Biological Diversity (CHM) which is designed to help actors in Côte d’Ivoire on the biodiversity of Côte d’Ivoire.
ECOM is a global commodity trading and processing company. ECOM ha offices located in various countries across 6 continents. In addition to practicing commodity trading, ECOM is devoted to the cause of sustainability. In Côte d’Ivoire, ECOM established its agronomy division in 2009. The program employs 40 local farmer organization administrators and over 200 farmer trainers. The goal of these programs is to help local farmers create sustainability in the cocoa trade.
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SEFA is another initiative of the ADFB. The goal of SEFA is to help advance renewable energy projects in various African countries including Côte d’Ivoire. SEFA is designed to help renewable energy projects get off the ground in Africa as most fail due to a lack of initial investment. SEFA does this in three stages: 1. Project Preparation: Provides technical guidance to program developers prior to the investment period. 2. Equity Investment: designed to provide the initial funding to renewable energy projects to help get them off the ground. 3. Enabling Environment: Here SEFA provides support for public sector projects which enable private sector projects to grow faster.
The ACCF is one of the many initiatives funded by the African Development Bank. The ACCF is funded by an initial contribution from Germany and now operates to help African countries including, Côte d’Ivoire, fight climate change. The goals of the ACCF are: to help African countries access more climate change finance and use this money responsibly, help African countries account for climate change in their push towards economic growth, facilitate investment plans for low carbon projects, co-finance low carbon projects, and provide African countries the capacity for green growth. This money is available not only to the governments of the various African countries but also to NGO’s and research institutions working on these issues in countries such as Côte d’Ivoire
FAO is an organization that operates in many countries throughout the world. The objectives of FAO is to eliminate hunger, and to make agriculture, forestry and fisheries in each country more productive and sustainable
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is an international organization which operates in 47 different countries around the globe.. The FCPF has four different strategic goals they are: 1. To assist countries in their REDD+ efforts by providing them with financial and technical assistance in building their capacity to benefit from possible future systems of positive incentives for REDD+ 2. To pilot a performance-based payment system for REDD+ activities, with a view to ensuring equitable benefit sharing and promoting future large-scale positive incentives for REDD+. 3. Within the approach to REDD+, to test ways to sustain or enhance livelihoods of local communities and to conserve biodiversity. 4. To disseminate broadly the knowledge gained in the development of the Facility and the implementation of Readiness Preparation Proposals (RPPs) and Emission Reductions Programs (ERPs). The Facility maintains two different funds, the Carbon Fund and the Readiness Fund to help fulfill their goals. The facility is heavily involved in REDD+ efforts and anyone wishing for help or involvement tin these sectors should contact the facility.
The GEF is an organization that focuses on international cooperation to fight climate change. In Côte d’Ivoire, the GEF is currently fighting deforestation. The GEF has endorsed the “Development of a trans-frontier conservation area linking forest reserves and protected areas in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire” Project. This project aims to conserve the biodiversity and natural state of the Guinean Forests in Western Africa, with a focus on the Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
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The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) is a unique subnational collaboration between 29 states and provinces from Brazil, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States. The GCF seeks to advance jurisdictional programs designed to promote low emissions rural development and reduced emissions from deforestation and land use (REDD+) and link these activities with emerging greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance regimes and other pay-for-performance opportunities. More than 25% of the world’s tropical forests are in GCF states and provinces, including more than 75% of Brazil’s and more than half of Indonesia’s. The GCF includes states and provinces that are leading the way in building comprehensive, jurisdiction-wide approaches to low emissions development and REDD+ as well as the only jurisdiction in the world (California) that is considering provisions that would recognize offsets from REDD+ as part of its GHG compliance system.
The IPCC was established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the WMO. The IPCC is a scientific body that works under the UN. The goal of the IPCC is to provide the most recent research on climate change.
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The AFDB is a finance institution located in Africa with the goal of aiding the economic and social development of every country in Africa. In addition to facilitating economic and social development, the African Development Bank is committed to fighting climate change in Africa. The AFDB commits itself to fighting climate change in Africa through its Strategy of Climate Risk Management and Adaptation. (SCRMA). This strategy means support for countries attempting to tackle climate change issues, and that the bank all investments made by the bank are “climate-proof” to ensure that they are designed to minimize the adverse effects of climate change. In addition the bank fund a number of initiatives to fight climate change in Africa.
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The CCC is a council in Côte d’Ivoire designed to regulate and bring together the actors involved in the cocoa industry in Côte d’Ivoire. The mission of the counsel is to manage the cocoa trade in Côte d’Ivoire, fix purchase price of cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire, and to assist the Côte d’Ivoire government in rooting out child labor in the cocoa industry. In addition to these tasks, the counsel is tasked with creating sustainable cocoa trade in Côte d’Ivoire.
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The Ministry of Water and Forests is responsible for implementing the National Government’s policies on protecting the forests and waterways of Côte d’Ivoire. The main focuses of the Ministry of Water and Forests are, promoting sustainable forestry, implementing the national reforestation program, encouraging forestry development, sustainable management and protection of water, and protecting the fauna and flora of Côte d’Ivoire.
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The Ministry is the branch of the Ivory Coast government dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental health. Currently, the Ministry is leading the REDD+ process at the national level.
NEPAD is a technical body of the African Union. The goal of NEPAD is to create a strategic framework for pan-African socio-economic development. NEPAD works on issues such as agriculture and food security, human development, economic and corporate governance, and climate change and natural resource management.
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OIPR was created by decree in 2002. The goals of OIPR are to preserve and enhance the biodiversity of Côte d’Ivoire and maintain protected areas to keep them sustainable.
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CAADP was created by the African Union to create a policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all. In Côte d’Ivoire, CAADP sponsors the RAAF in concert with ECOWAS. This allows CAADP to help influence agricultural policy and direction in ECOWAS member states including Côte d’Ivoire .
The UNEP is one of the environmental arms of the United Nations. The UNEP is responsible for setting global environmental agendas and standards. In addition the UNEP is tasked with assessing the environmental conditions and trends in a country and helping to strengthen that country's institutions to better fight climate change. In Côte d’Ivoire, the UNEP has held workshops and help strengthen NGOS and Government Ministries in the region so that they can better tackle the problem of deforestation and climate change.
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The UNDP is a United Nations Program that works with developing countries throughout the globe to help these countries eradicate poverty, and achieve sustainable development. In Côte d’Ivoire, the UNDP sponsors the Côte d’Ivoire Sustainable Cocoa Imitative (CISCI). The goal of the CISCI is to make the booming Cocoa trade in Côte d’Ivoire sustainable.
SODEXAM is charged with improving the aerospace and meteorological capabilities of Côte d’Ivoire. The tasks of SODEXAM are to improve safety of domestic airports, implement AEIRA, seek modernization of production facilities,
SODEMI was created in 1962. The original task of SODEMI was to research the mineral exploitation taking place in Côte d’Ivoire. Currently SODEMI makes sure the vast natural resources in Côte d’Ivoire are mined responsibly and sustainably.
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SODEFOR is a department of Côte d’Ivoire’s national government. It was created in 1966 and is attached to the Ministry of Water and Forests and the Ministry of Economy and Finance. SODEFOR’s mission is to implement the environmental policy of the government and protect the national forests. SODEFOR is one of the organizations that is supporting and implementing GEF’s project to protect the biodiversity of the Guinean Forests.
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The Sustainable Trade Initiative was created in the Netherlands with the goal of accelerating and increasing sustainable trade in industry by organizing coalitions between private actors, governments, and civil societies in the respective industries. In Côte d’Ivoire, the Sustainable Trade Initiative is involved in creating sustainable cocoa trade. So far the Sustainable Trade Initiative has bought together over 40% of the worldwide cocoa processing industry.
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UFEMCI is a civil society that operates in Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the GEF. UFEMCI currently fights to protect biodiversity in Côte d’Ivoire, promote renewable energy, fight against climate change and land degradation.
UNABOBO is a university in Côte d’Ivoire that specializes in environmental and natural resource education. In addition to educating students, UNABOBO works on practical projects to combat climate change in Côte d’Ivoire. UNABOBO sponsors the think tank, ENVISCIENCES, which is a think tank made of scientists based at the UABOBO that works to promote sustainable practices and protect the environment. Currently ENVISCIENCES, is partnered with the Climate Action Network to fight climate change in Côte d’Ivoire.
The WWF is an organization that operates to protect natural environments and species around the world. In Côte d’Ivoire, the WWF is one of four organizations partnered with the GEF to save the biodiversity of the Guinean Forests in Côte d’Ivoire and the rest of Western Africa.
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