Charcoal and Fuelwood Consumption and Its Impacts on Environment in Cote d’Ivoire (Case Study of Yopougon Area)

  •  Aboh Prisca Zidago    
  •  Zhangqi Wang    


The difficulty in accessibility to energy by households in some regions is one of the major problems in World. This article described the use of some fuels such as charcoal fuel, and these different effects on consumers and producers in Abidjan of Cote d’Ivoire. A qualitative analysis through the households has showed that charcoal was the fuel most used in households and even the choice of its poor energies mainly socio economic. Moreover, the production and consumption have a negative impact on the health of producers and consumers. This research has shown that many users are unaware of the health hazards. This paper argues that to improve these situations require more coordinated and innovative plans and policies from the government. This paper suggests that greater emphasis will be needed in reducing dependence of biomass for cooking, promoting domestic alternative energy sources, and also presented a policy approach to minimize or eradicate health problems.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0488
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0496
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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