Cocody, Ivory Coast
Eco-City Initiative for Cocody
ERI West Africa, Professor Toure has begun our working directly with the City of Cocody through te Mayor of Cocody, Mr. N'GOAN Aka Mathias and his office to initiate this first West African Eco-City initiative. This project is in cooperation with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire to switch to clean green energy, reduce CO2 emissions by 28% through carbon sequestration projects by 2030. To achieve this objective, as this is an integral part of the strategic plans and priority objectives of the Ivorian Government, the United Nations and the African Union, is to firs build and implement an Eco-City initiative, entitled "Cocody Cité Verte, Carbon well of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and Africa ...". This pilot model will serve as a business plan to addressing climate change and sustainability to eventually turn all 13 municipalities in the District of Abidjan and other the cities of Côte d'Ivoire and West Africa into eco-cities.
Our Green City Initiative for Cocody is to reduce by a holistic approach, the EGES of the commune of Cocody of 90% before 2030. It will address the lowering of the temperature of the planet, help to prevent climatic catastrophes, eradicate pollution, combat unemployment, poverty, insecurity and ensure a sustainable environment. Earth Rights Institute of the United States (ERI-USA) and its consortium of international partners role is to help with the ecological planning and transformation of Cocody. This will be carried out under the office of the Mayor of Cocody, Mr N'GOAN AKA Mathias. This projecgt will execute all the climate and sustainable development projects of the commune, including the related municipalities of Bingerville, Abobo, Plateau, Marcory, Treichville and Yopougon. It will ensure the creation of thousands of green jobs, train and install thousands of young men and women, and provide economic empowerment for women.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Projects under renewable energies will include: solar energy, solar power plant program, solar kits replacing wood and coal, solar photovoltaic lamps for public lighting, solar traffic lights program and support for sustainable transport; photovoltaic cooking solar dryer program, in place of wood; solar food dryers and support to urban organic farming organic, sustainable solar transport program. There will be a Wind Energy Program.
Projects under energy efficiency will include: the methanisation program at the garbage dump in Akouédo, a unit of Methanisation with Planet Verte 365 of Paris; the bio digesters program for the uptake and upgrading of methane; production program of stoves working on bioethanol of cane residues; and the production of 12 thousand tons of bioethanol from cane molasses.
Projects under reforestation level for restoration of the green and blue carbon sink will include: program of reverdure of all the arteries of the commune by 4 million trees; to trap carbon emitted by vehicles and households.
Other projects will include the creation of 01 ecological radio; sustainable Transportation Development Program; enhancement of sustainable urban agriculture; development of sustainable housing for all, in favor of the displaced and the deprived; he creation of 01 climate observatory; evaluation anaylsis and international participation of support and training.