Upcoming Africa Carbon Forum to Exchange and Learn on Clean Development Mechanism and other Mitigation Mechanisms

27 June 2014. In order to better use and understand the various mitigation mechanisms implemented through the UNFCCC, such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), it is useful to share success stories and updates on the subject. It is for this purpose that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, along with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the UNEP Risoe Center, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the World Bank Group and the African Development Bank group organise this year’s Africa Carbon Forum. The event, co-organised by the Government of Namibia and supported by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will take place between July 2 and July 4, in Windhoek, Namibia.

The Africa Carbon Forum is a trade fair and knowledge sharing platform for carbon investments in Africa. It is a place to discuss the latest developments in the carbon market and how the CDM and other mitigation mechanisms can be successful in Africa.

The Forum will consist of 30 conference sessions, with the aim to share:
-best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of CDM projects in Africa;
-sessions with respected experts from the public and private sector on strategies and measures promoting the benefits of the CDM in Africa emphasizing the new Programmatic CDM approach;
-discussions with project developers and technical specialists from various sectors and technologies;
-updates on recent developments in the international carbon market;
-information on the challenges dealing with global climate change;
-opportunities for CDM project developers to showcase projects to private sector representatives in matchmaking and deal facilitation sessions;
-networking throughout the Forum.

The Africa Carbon Forum brings together main actors and stakeholders from the carbon markets: project owners, project developers, representatives from economic sectors relevant for the CDM; national climate change focal points, national Clean Development Mechanism offices, Investment Promotion Agencies, Designated National Authorities (DNAs); service providers, financial institutions and intermediary companies and representatives from several multilateral agencies. Attendance to the event is free.

More information can be found on the following web page: http://www.africacarbonforum.com/2014/english/objective.htm