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Through the theme ‘the surprising power of small to save the planet’, this talk on carbon markets, given to a general audience, demystified how the instrument, when used well, could contribute to climate action.

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An online event on enhancing NDC ambition through Article 6 cooperation in Africa was conducted on 3rd November 2021.

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The NDC partnership pavilion held an event on catalyzing market mechanisms to help deliver NDC commitments and crowd in the private sector.

Nordic Approaches

An event on Nordic approaches to support global carbon market cooperation under the Paris Agreement organized was organized on 9th November 2021 by Pavilion.

Article 6 Readiness

A side event on capacity building for Article 6 readiness at the PCCB pavilion was co-organized by perspective climate group and Vietnam on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at COP26 in Glasgow

A workshop comprising of three virtual session was conducted with the aim of increasing the understanding and knowledge of East African negotiators’ capacity to effectively engage in the international climate change negotiations relating to Article 6.

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The Climate Change Department (Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda) organized a one-day meeting on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on 4th October 2021 at Mestil Hotel Kampala

The online dialogue and peer to peer exchange for regional carbon project developer’s main purpose was to strengthen eastern Africa private sector stakeholders’ knowledge on carbon markets as well as the capacity to engage in article 6 carbon markets.

The Alliance organized a three-day virtual training workshop on Corresponding Adjustments (CAs) from 30th August to 1st September 2021, 10 am EAT.

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The Alliance in collaboration with GIZ, UNFCCC-RCC Kampala, Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC-Kenya), organized a carbon markets workshop training for Kenyan youth/young professionals from 15th June 2021 to 17th June 2021.

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The Eastern Africa Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance organized a workshop on ‘Analyzing the Eastern African Carbon Market Portfolio’ at the annual Innovate 4 Climate global Conference held on 25-27 May 2021. The session focused on sharing the lessons learned from the CDM projects data and trends.

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With climate finance playing a key role in NDC implementation in Rwanda, building capacity to develop bankable project proposals to access these funds is crucial.

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The Eastern and West Africa Alliances on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance collaborated to offer a new online course focused on carbon taxes for policy makers in their respective member countries.

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Amid a global pandemic and the high vulnerability of African countries to the impacts of climate change, countries in the continent are working towards implementing NDCs and a green recovery, requiring access to significant amounts of climate finance.

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The Eastern Africa Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance with support from the GIZ Global Carbon Markets Programme, the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre in Kampala, Carbon Africa and Perspectives Climate Group hosted a private sector series on carbon market engagement on the 21st, 23rd and 25th of September 2020.

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In a first of its kind event co-organized by the Eastern and West African Alliances on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance, many countries from Eastern and West Africa joined the online roundtable event

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African countries are committed to continue the engagement and dialogue on crunch issues of Article 6, despite of the delayed inter-sessional

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The Eastern Africa Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance held their first members meeting online, due to current COVID 19 restrictions.

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Delegates went into COP25 negotiations knowing Article 6 was in the limelight, though not for positive reasons. In Katowice, the previous year, discussions on markets did not lead to agreement which effectively left the Paris Rulebook incomplete.

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Just five months after its official launch in June 2019 at the SB50 in Bonn, the Eastern Africa Alliance lived up to its billing at the global stage when it featured in two of the most relevant side events on carbon market mechanisms (including article 6 and carbon pricing) at COP 25 in Madrid.

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Countries cooperating to support unified action for climate change is an image to behold. To build on the momentum of the Paris Climate Agreement, countries in the Eastern Africa region (Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi) have formed an Alliance to promote a common vision to foster carbon markets and climate finance in the region.

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Several countries in East Africa refer to the utilization of market mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).