Posted by: africanpressorganization | 1 March 2010

Second all-Africa Carbon Forum, Nairobi, Kenya 3–5 March 2010





Second all-Africa Carbon Forum, Nairobi, Kenya 3–5 March 2010



NAIROBI, Kenya, March 1, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ –The second all-Africa Carbon Forum will launch with an opening ceremony at the United Nations Gigiri complex at 10.00am on Wednesday, 3 March 2010, which will be followed by a press conference at 11.30am.
The forum, an initiative of the Nairobi Framework partner UN agencies and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), will build on the growing interest in the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) in Africa.

Under the CDM, projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to sustainable development can earn saleable certified emission reduction credits. Thus, the CDM is stimulating investment in clean, sustainable development, while helping to address climate change.

Countries are eager to scale up and extend the benefits of the CDM to more countries.  The all-Africa Carbon Forum, which will bring together project developers, buyers, service providers, national CDM representatives and various other private and public sector stakeholders, is an important part of that effort.

The more than 800 expected participants will include some 60 national representatives – so-called CDM designated national authorities and national focal points – from more than 30 African countries.

WHEN: Wednesday, 3 March 2010 at 11:30am

WHERE: United Nations Environment Programme Headquarters – Nairobi, (Gigiri) Press Room


Hon. John Michuki, Minister of Environment and Mineral Resources of Kenya

Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Under-Secretary General, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi

Mr. John Kilani, Director, Sustainable Development Mechanisms programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat

Mr. Henry Derwent, President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association

For more information please contact:
David Abbass, Public Information Officer, clean development mechanism, at: or mobile: 0716852869
Wambui Munge, UNEP, Nairobi, at: or mobile 0710758017

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(Transport will be provided leaving Chester House in the City Centre at 9.00am. Bus driver, Musembi Mutie can be reached on 0727281520)



United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


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