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Strengthening decision-making to address climate change through the design of an environmental information system in Côte d’Ivoire

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Audrey Chenevoy, Henry Neufeldt, Lucien Diby et. al.
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An Environmental Information System (EIS) aims to respond to decision-makers’ needs for information on the evolution of the environment, and its impact on people’s lives and the natural resources on which they depend. Facing a situation in which available data on the environment is scattered across various national institutions, Côte d’Ivoire, through an initiative led by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD), decided to design and implement a nation-wide EIS using its own governmental funds. This system will support various stakeholders in the country in their environmental decision-making in near real time and will help adapt and mitigate climate change in the country.

This report presents the context in which Côte d’Ivoire’s EIS was created and the technical assistance provided through the CTCN. Following an introductory section, the second section explains the methodology and the results of the 4 activities. The third section describes the lessons learnt from the assistance,  relevant good practices used in other countries and final recommendations based on the example of Côte d’Ivoire.