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Revitalizing Eastern Africa’s Institutional Capacity To Engage In Global Carbon Markets

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Publication Date: 05-2021

The study presents a summary of findings on how member countries of the Eastern African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance (EAA) are beginning to enhance their institutional capacity for engaging in Article 6. These emerging institutional structures and associated responsibilities build directly on existing institutional frameworks and capacities established for the CDM and voluntary carbon markets. While EAA member countries have a strong interest in participating in Article 6 related activities, countries firmly understand and expect, though, that these national institutions and capacities originating from the CDM will need to be updated and expanded in order to meet all agreed UNFCCC requirements for participating in Article 6 cooperation.

Findings of this study have been generated from country case studies that describe the national context in all seven EAA member countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda). The results have been synthesized in this report, which also draws on global and regional developments in the finalization of UNFCCC Article 6 rules, as well as beginning Article 6 cooperation.

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