CCS and Cote d’Ivoire Build Analysis Framework

CCS and Cote d’Ivoire Build Analysis Framework

Abidjan and Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire. In support of the Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Project and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) convened a workshop with the national LEDS modeling team to jointly identify the analytical tools and comprehensive framework needed for national baselines; direct and indirect impacts analysis of economic, energy, and environmental response measures; and integrated modeling of LEDS actions and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s) to meet Paris Agreement and national economic goals.

Working with 25 Cote d’Ivoire modeling experts, CCS reviewed decision making and evaluation tools for actions to reduce carbon emissions and improve economic conditions. Based on country needs, tools were selected for an integrated modeling framework that will use Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP), EX-ACT (forestry), ArcGIS (remote sensing), CCS LEDS Toolkit, CCS Macroeconomic Indicators Tool, and additional models for macroeconomic analysis (to be selected). This system will evaluate national baselines and a special pilot study of rice husk bioenergy production, as well as broader NDC actions. Peer training and technical assistance will be provided by the Cote d’Ivoire modeling team with assistance by CCS.

Africa is home to half of the world’s children and many of the earth’s most critical resources and economic opportunities, as well as playing a vital role in the achievement of global climate change goals. The Africa LEDS Project and CCS capacity building are supported by the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Africa LEDS Partnership, and the LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP).

For more information, please visit the CCS website at projects and the Africa LEDS project website at

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Farmers like Yobani Franke of Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire, produce rice that provides local food and low carbon biomass fuel. It also reduces unsustainable forest removals.

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Entrepreneurs convert rice husks, normally a waste product, to smoke free fuel efficient briquettes that replace charcoal from unsustainable forest harvest and create local jobs.