Africa Carbon Forum


The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in collaboration with Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC), the Belgian Federal JI/CDM Programme and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), will jointly be hosting a side event, titled “Harnessing Carbon Market Opportunities in Africa", at the African Carbon Forum, UNCC Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 19thof April, 2012.

Through this side event, ECREEE, and its partners, aims to:

  • Inform the audience on ongoing initiatives, expertise and experience in the area of carbon markets and low-carbon development in Africa.
  • Disseminate information on key findings within the region.
  • Identify opportunities for future engagements.

The side event will cover the following priority areas:

  • Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investment and Business Frameworks in West Africa in the context of the NAMAs (ECREEE).
  • Understanding the roles and opportunities for CDM and NAMAs in Africa (Kommunalkredit Public Consulting).
  • Initiatives of the Belgian federal JI/CDM programme to promote the CDM in African LDCs (Belgian federal JI/CDM Programme)
  • Describing early experiences and challenges in setting up NAMAs (Nordic Environment Finance Corporation NEFCO)

The targeted audience includes all stakeholders in carbon markets and low-carbon development in Africa. Specifically, this side event is tailored to be of interest to project developers, policy makers, and investors. 

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