UNDP GEF Project on Lake Tanganyika: Zambia site characterisation and catchment management design workshop, Mbala, Zambia, 15th - 20th November 2010 uri icon


  • The purpose of this report to provide a current inventory of West African community bio carbon projects, and to document challenges encountered and lessons learned from a selection of case studies of established projects. In order to achieve these goals, this report focuses on: (i) Projects that include local communities as intended beneficiaries and involves them, to some degree, in project development and implementation; (ii) Projects which have been designed and implemented within the last ten years (2006 to 2016). To analyze specific experiences and challenges faced by community bio carbon projects, we selected case studies from West African bio carbon projects registered under a voluntary carbon market standard1. These projects were selected as the project design documents and third party validation and verification reports available provided a method for accessing information relating to project design and challenges encountered during implementation. The report structure is as follows. Section 1 introduces the concepts of bio carbon, climate change mitigation and results-based finance. Section 2 describes the methodology used in compiling this report, by describing: i) How case studies were selected; and ii) The processes used to review case studies. The results of the case study review are described in Section 3. Finally, Section 4 summarizes key conclusions that can be drawn from the case studies. A list of all bio carbon projects considered as case studies for the report is provided in Annex 1

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  • 2010