The Confédération Générale des Entreprisesof Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), by its QSHE commission initiated this Wednesday, May 13, within the company to the Plateau (Abidjan), a meeting to raise awareness on climate change for the national economy.
« Extreme weather events we have experienced in the world and especially in Côte d’Ivoire in recent years which have had consequences of casualties both among our populations than in our businesses are indisputable evidence of the instability of our planet. The fight against climate change will know a happy ending without close collaboration between the world of business and political leaders,» said the President of the Commission quality hygiene health and safety environment (QHSE) CGECI, Mr. Bouyaguy Diawara, at the opening ceremony of the inaugural conference on the theme «challenges and opportunities of climate change for the Ivorian economy « .
Initiated by the Commission Quality Hygiene Health Safety Environment (QHSE) and partners of the meetings for the green economy and the environment of Côte d’Ivoire (dream-CI), this conference saw the participation of the Chamber of commerce and industry of Côte d’Ivoire (CCI – CI), the Department of the environment, urban safety and sustainable development of Côte d’Ivoire and the Embassy of France in Ivory Coast.
The representative of the Embassy of France in Côte d’Ivoire, Nicolas FRÉROT, and the France is committed to make green Fund amount of 1 billion dollars over four years, or put at the disposal of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to meet the challenges (jobs, create a more just society, innovate, complement and strengthen commitments).
The representative of the Minister of the environment, urban safety and sustainable development of Côte d’Ivoire, Mrs. KABA Niassalé, revealed that climate warm-ups represent a crucial issue. « These are loss of 1.6 per cent of global production that will double by 2030. Côte d’Ivoire has undertaken actions at the scientific level and the economic world to remedy », she added.
As the representative of the president of the Chamber of commerce and industry of Côte d’Ivoire (CCI – CI), Maguiraga BAKARY, he explained that global warming represents 6% throughout the territory of Côte d’Ivoire. For him, the success of this country based on Agriculture is increasingly threatened as Ivorian agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to global warming.
Several themes on the green economy were treated, among others, « the Ivorian economy and climate change: causes, current consequences and forward-looking scenarios ‘ »Actions of AFD in Côte d’Ivoire for the management of the environment and resources, how important for the Ivorian economy », led by Associate Director Be Development, Cédric LOMBARDO and Bruno LECLERC, Director of the AFD in Côte d’Ivoire.
On the 1st City theme, it was said that climate change is all change due directly or indirectly to human activity that affect the composition of atmospheric air, at the global level. Several causes are part, deforestation, Bush fires, industry and transport. At the level of the Côte d’Ivoire, impacts are felt. We have rainfall variability from 25 to 20%, the scarcity at the level of rainfall, soils (degradation for the operation of the cultivation of the cocoa) and a decrease of less than 50% of cereal production.
Solutions and actions to be carried out. Climate resilient development, a development in low carbon emission, the promotion of green growth, job creation Greens (in the field of reforestation, geothermal), awareness of behavior change. A Programme of action national adaptation (NAPAS) has even been set up to combat this scourge.
From the perspective of Paris 2015, the 21stConference of the Parties of the framework Convention of the United Nations on climate change, held in Paris in December 2015. This conference of the Parties of the framework Convention of the United Nations on climate change should lead to a new international agreement to keep global warming below 2°C and porter’s funding commitments.