The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) assisted Cote D’Ivoire in developing an air pollution reduction strategy in Abidjan district. This assistance involved the creation of a map of air quality monitoring equipment and areas at particular risk; a draft framework and guidelines for the development of appropriate air quality regulations; a strategy for air quality monitoring; and an air quality management plan with technology recommendations.
CTCN together with its Consortium partner, Environment and Development Action in the Third World, held a workshop at the Directorate General of the Environment in Abidjan to share the results and lessons learned with different stakeholders.
“The issue of air quality is increasingly being taken into account in national policies. For example, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, with the aim of carrying out actions to improve the living conditions of the people, has decided to set up an air quality monitoring mechanism”, mentioned Mr. Moïse Aboua, the Chef of Cabinet, representing the Minister.
Stakeholders were informed about the issues of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) emissions in general and the factors of exposure at the level of the Abidjan District, they were presented with the methodology conducted discussed the strategy for mobilizing financial and logistic resources by considering the best practices and lessons learned in terms of the deployment of a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system.