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Carbon Finance for Agriculture, Silviculture, Conservation and Action against Deforestation (CASCADE - Africa)

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This UNEP Project aims at enhancing expertise to generate carbon credits in land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) as well as bioenergy activities in Sub-Saharan African countries.

Capacity building efforts will adopt a hands-on, learning by doing approach in which local developers are given the opportunity to develop and prepare Project Idea Notes (PINs), Carbon Finance Documents (CFDs), and/or Project Design Documents (PDDs) through direct technical assistance. Pilot projects will be supported in the following target countries: Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, and Senegal.

The initiative is jointly implemented by URC and UNEP, in partnership with the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and the French National Forestry Office. Funding comes from the French Global Environment Facility.

Assistance will include institutional support, training workshops, and both regional and international knowledge transfer. Pilot projects and case studies in potential asset classes such as plantation forestry, community agro forestry and biofuels will open up opportunities for African participation in the CDM and the voluntary carbon market.

In addition, the project will facilitate the establishment of a stakeholder network for technical cooperation and linkages between buyers and sellers.

Project brochures (PDF)

For further information contact:  Glenn Hodes, gsho@dtu.dk 
  Jan Kappen, jan.kappen@unep.fr


UNEP Risoe Centre DTU Management Engineering Frederiksborgvej 399, Bldg. 142 P.O. Box 49 DK 4000 Roskilde Denmark


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