28 Nov '11, 12pm

Boosting #African #Carbon Markets-12 projects reduce/sequester 297,500 tonnes of Co2 per year! #climatesolutions #cop17

Boosting #African #Carbon Markets-12 projects reduce/sequester 297,500 tonnes of Co2 per year! #climatesolutions #cop17

PROBLEM Unsustainable use of forests causes about 17 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. It also degrades ecosystems, causes biodiversity loss, threatens local livelihoods and has a detrimental impact on some of the world’s poorest people. In Africa, about 600 million people rely on forests and woodlands for their livelihoods. Yet, despite a rapid growth in carbon finance transactions, forest carbon projects in sub-Saharan Africa are often ignored. One of the main obstacles is the lack of local expertise to develop these kinds of projects. SOLUTION Since 2007, the Carbon Finance for Agriculture, Silviculture, Conservation and Action against Deforestation programme (CASCADe) has been helping Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali and Senegal to develop carbon projects from forests and farmlands by building the capacities of ...

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