Côte d'Ivoire

Committed

5 million hectares
  • 2016 5 million hectares by 2030

The ‘Africa High-Level Bonn Challenge Roundtable’ was convened on July 26-27, 2016, by the Government of Rwanda, the East African Community (EAC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to build regional cooperation on the Bonn Challenge. 

“Côte d’Ivoire recognises that through forest landscape restoration it is possible to reduce the negative effects of climate change in the country while creating opportunities to improve livelihoods from rural communities,” said Zana Inzan Ouattara, Assistant Specialist on REDD+, Côte d’Ivoire.

The pledges comprised 2 million hectares from the Republic of Guinea, 3.5 million hectares from the Central African Republic, 5 million hectares from Côte d’Ivoire, and an additional 1 million hectares from Ghana (who had already committed 1 million hectares). The Republic of Congo also reaffirmed its commitment to restore 2 million hectares. These new pledges brought the total amount of land committed by countries, companies and organisations for restoration under the Bonn Challenge to over 107 million hectares.

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