Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire has lost more than 80% of its natural forests over the past 50 years. This significant forest loss has led to a drastic reduction in related ecosystem services, including loss of livelihoods from forest resources, and reduction of climate resilience which has directly impacting the agricultural sector. Côte d'Ivoire’s forest loss has been driven primarily by slash-and-burn agricultural practices, as well as unsustainable logging of lumber, wood energy, and the lack of development, planning and management of forest areas.

Côte d'Ivoire's FCPF Carbon Fund Program
Program name: Côte d’Ivoire Emission Reductions Program in the Taï National Park Area
Program location:

5 regions in the cocoa belt in southwest Côte d’Ivoire (Cavally, Nawa, San Pédro, Guémon, Gboklè)

Program area: 4.6 million ha
ERPA terms: Up to $50 million for reductions of 10 MtCO2e

Côte d’Ivoire’s ER program combines political commitment and private sector initiatives in one subnational region to promote zero-deforestation agriculture, sustainable management of forests and conservation of classified forests and national parks, agroforestry, agricultural intensification, and capacity building for protected area management and forest monitoring. The ER program is implementing a model for economic development that improves the population’s living conditions and livelihoods while ending deforestation and forest degradation and reducing carbon emissions. It is also developing strong partnerships, including with World Cocoa Foundation members (some of the world’s largest cocoa companies) who have committed to participate in Côte d’Ivoire’s ER program by financing investments up front.

Côte d'Ivoire
Land Area
$ billions
Forest Area
% land area
avg. annual %
Terrestrial protected areas
% of total land area

ER Program Details

Country Focal Points

Jean-Dominique Bescond (World Bank - TTL)