We are very excited to be working on this REDD+ project that will secure the preservation of this critically important conservancy and the flora and fauna within and around it. Founded by Kuki Gallmann and nurtured for decades this vital safe haven for elephants and many other (sometimes unique) species is our latest REDD+ involvement - contact us if you would like further information.
We have been working on major funding for multiple solar projects in sub saharan Africa and are currently working through options with the World Bank and developing financial proposals for the AfDB.
With the potential to bring solar lighting to hundreds of thousands of homes in rural Africa, and provide power to farmers, schools and hospitals; this is a very exciting project.
Our client is making rapid progress on the ground with PPA's and community agreements, and we expect to have project delivery possible from 2014 onwards.
A good example of World Bank funding through the carbon offset mechanism and the CDM providing emissions reductions and sustainable development where it is most needed.
We are involved in early stage discussions on several REDD projects and AR in Pakistan, Tanzania, Peru and Kenya.
We have some interesting CCS patent development options and also a screw type water generator that needs progressing and commercialising.
Several projects advancing from 2012, and some sadly put on hold for political reasons.
Carbon markets are still very shaky on the compliance side, and the VCS has seen both a massive increase in issuance and retirement. There must be some concern relating to the increase in available VCU's.
To balance this we were involved in several high profile 'Carbon Neutral' B2b campaigns last year, and there is a clear move towards corporate CSR incorporating environmental sustainability as a core principle.
So demand is increasing, and with the likes of Microsoft going irreversibly down the Carbon Positive route, and the reality of climate change being felt by way of dramatic weather events, and seen with glacier meltdowns future demand is likely to consume the available bank rapidly in the next few years.
Timing wise, investment in high quality voluntary carbon offset projects seems right.
REDD credits maintain their price premium and are likely to for the foreseeable future.
The Gold Standard are developing their IFM methodologies and we hope to put some projects through these in the next two years.
A diverse and interesting project line up for 2013!
Kaboni Kenya buys itself from its backers and becomes a self sufficient project.
Project plan has been delivered on first plot, delivery to local partner confirmed and Kaboni UK discusses withdrawal following year to progress other projects.
Consultancy work on the border and around. Difficult to support feasibility in these times, the voluntary market consolidating around VCS proposals
Probably around 250k acres can be brought in here - and some progress on nursery options. Additionality probable.
Board meeting with Kaboni participants in response to first indications of a likely global financial crisis in 2007/2008. Investment feasibility analysis and options discussion - decisions pending, expansion plans put on hold.
Land acquisition, Kenyan company certification and planting plans developed. Registration process with carbon-fix.
Partnership programme developed with local cement company for credits and product.
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