Bioenergy Policy in Cote D’ivolre
- Bioenergy Policy in Cote D’ivolre
- DIOMANDE, Younoussa
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- KDI School of Public Policy and Management
- BIOENERGY POLICY IN COTE D’IVOIRE
By DIOMANDE, Younoussa
The three keys words of this paper are “Bioenergy”, “Policy”, and “Cote d’Ivoire”
since they determine its understanding. “Bioenergy” reminds the global need to reduce
dependence on conventional energies, mostly produced from fossil sources, in order to tackle global warming, environmental degradation, difficult access to clean energy, etc. “Policy”, in this context, refers to behavior change at individual, collective, state, regional, and
international levels so that the world energy production and consumption patterns could
improve. “Cote d’Ivoire” is a Sub-Saharan African country where bioenergy has great growth
potential due to its international fame regarding agriculture.
In sum, “Bioenergy Policy in Cote d’Ivoire” points out how the Ivorian government
faces the global trend towards alternative energies, and specifically bioenergy. The paper
discusses the country ‘s energy situation and policies before showing in which ways
promoting energy from agricultural waste and other resources can improve the situation while adding economic value to activities and creating job opportunities.
Accordingly, a quick look is taken at experiences from other countries where
governments implemented a strong Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in order to achieve
energy targets. Inversely, the paper also emphasizes not only the likelihood of generating
food insecurity and other risks when developing bioenergy projects worldwide, but also the weaknesses of Cote d’Ivoire for such projects. Therefore, I made recommendations for each weakness with the purpose of motivating the government to adopt and preserve adequate energy policies.
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