Sustainable Charcoal Value Chain In Ivory Coast

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Côte d'Ivoire


Sector Energy
Focus area
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Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Feasibility study
Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
Start of initiative 2015
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 1.049 mln
Financing requested
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Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Unknown
Technology transfer required Unknown
Additional information
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International funder(s) UNDP MDG Carbon
Organization providing technical support
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The objective of the NAMA is to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of the charcoal value chain and enable the country to remove a major driver of deforestation while increasing energy security and sustainability.

Charcoal is one of the main sources of domestic energy in the country, particularly for urban areas where it is the main energy source for 47% of households. In order to make the current charcoal value chain sustainable, the value chain needs to be viewed holistically. It is therefore important to establish a cross-sectoral Charcoal Unit which can maintain an overview of the various elements in the chain involved: forest management; charcoal production; transport, distribution and retail; and consumption.

The NAMA will start with a smaller short-term Phase I NAMA to improve value chain sustainability. Phase I will consist of three main activities:

  • the Charcoal Unit will begin to coordinate activities and stakeholders, and to implement MRV systems
  • grant funding will be made available to the private sector and CSOs to encourage the sustainable production of charcoal
  • the activities of a MALEBI (Association of Women Producers and Traders of Secondary Forest Products), an existing CSO working on the sustainable charcoal value chain, will be funded so that the organization can be improved and up-scaled, serving as a model organization for the country.

A NAMA study has been carried out by MDG Carbon to provide Côte d’Ivoire with an important opportunity to help shape its future low carbon development. The conclusion of the study is that the NAMA Phase I described is realistic, can be achieved in the short term and still has transformative and sustainable effects on the charcoal sector of Côte d’Ivoire.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: Information has not been provided
Economic: Information has not been provided
Environmental: Information has not been provided

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined


The total costs for Phase 1 of the NAMA are $1,049,000 which include $530,000 from the Charcoal Unit , $275,000 from private sectors and CSO grants and $244,000 from MALEBI.