Africa Carbon Forum 2010: March 3 - 5, 2010
The African Carbon Forum is a trade fair and knowledge-sharing platform for carbon investments in Africa. The 2010 Forum will take place March 3 - 5, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. It brings together a variety of stakeholders interested and engaged in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as representatives from designated national authorities (DNAs), relevant UN agencies, the World Bank, governments and the private sector. The Africa Carbon Forum provides sessions for matchmaking and deal facilitation, showcasing CDM projects to interested parties, including investors and carbon buyers.
The World Bank played a pioneering role in the creation of the carbon market a decade ago through the establishment of carbon funds that purchase carbon credits from carbon projects in developing countries. Today, it is the Trustee of eleven Carbon Funds and Facilities that use over $2.5 billion, contributed by governments and private companies, to promote carbon mitigation projects, including in Africa.
Complementing its carbon finance activities, the World Bank also offers capacity development and technical assistance to developing countries. Carbon Finance Assist is the World Bank’s flagship capacity development program implemented by the World Bank Institute. Together with several UN organizations and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Carbon Finance Assist is one of the co-organizers of the event.
For more information, a list of World Bank speakers and registration please see the African Carbon Forum website.