West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance
As of: October 2020
Objective and activities
The implementation of ambitious NDCs of West African countries faces a large funding gap. In 2017, 16 countries have formed the “West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance” to jointly tackle issues relating to accessing carbon markets and climate finance for NDC implementation. Building on the Alliance’s successful start, the project seeks to deepen sub-regional cooperation and enhance in-country readiness for Article 6 implementation. The member participation in international negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement ensures that African priorities are reflected in the design of the new carbon market approaches. Furthermore, the inception of carbon market projects is supported by a platform for networking between strategic partners (e.g. financiers, project developers). The development of institutionalized regional cooperation structures will increase awareness, transfer knowledge and stimulate replication in the region.