On March 16, the Global Green Growth Institute, the West African Development Bank (BOAD), and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD), under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a Consultation Workshop on a GCF concept note and PPF validation on E-mobility, Zero Emission and Non-Motorized Vehicles in Cote d’Ivoire. The objective of this event was to proceed with the consultation and validation of the concept note and the project preparation facility.
Recognizing the challenge of financing Côte d’Ivoire’s climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire has initiated and implemented programs to access climate finance and mobilize investments in climate projects, including capacity building to engage effectively with the GCF over the long-term.
GGGI is assisting the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to adopt the transition model for green growth (aligned with and beyond the scope of this GCF Readiness project), by supporting the management of the implementation of strategic projects and programs. This Readiness project also aims to support the private sector in developing projects and increase investment in climate change. Private investors are not only important for their role in financing climate change mitigation and adaptation in Côte d’Ivoire, but also for the information and insights they can provide, as well as the expertise and agility they can bring to project development and implementation.
The country, through the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, received a grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to undertake an eighteen-month readiness program in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). One of the objectives of this project is to develop three project concept notes aligned with the Côte d’Ivoire GCF Country Program. The second concept note focuses on E-mobility, Zero Emission and Non-Motorized Vehicles in Cote d’Ivoire.
This concept note was developed in partnership with the West African Development Bank (BOAD), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as an accredited entities to the GCF and the GGGI. This project in very important for Côte d’Ivoire to reduce its emissions and pollution from transport sector.
The preliminary work carried out by a national consultant made it possible to have a provisional version of the project preparation facility and the concept note of the project.
The workshop was open by speech the GCF National Designated Authority Mr Phillipe Kouadio Kumasi.
Presentations were made by the national consultant, Dr Kaologo Youssouf, on the methodology used to write the project preparation facility and the concept note itself.
Following the consultant’s presentation, recommendations were made by the participants to take into account for the completion of the concept note before submission.
After having collected the recommendations from the participants to finalize the concept note, The NDA invite all the stakeholders to be active in the completion of this concept note for the country to be able to mobilize enough money of climate finance for the country.