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Youth training on carbon markets

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July 2021 - As countries prepare for the implementation of Article 6, it is critical to ensure that young professionals are familiar with the different aspects of the global carbon markets. Against this backdrop, the Eastern African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance, in collaboration with GIZ, UNFCCC-RCC Kampala, Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC-Kenya), organized a carbon markets training workshop for youth and young professionals from 15th to 17th June 2021. This workshop was organized upon request from Kenya, an Alliance member country.

The workshop raised awareness on carbon market activities in Kenya, on the status of negotiations under Article 6 and explored opportunities for the youth to engage in the implementation of Article 6. Young professionals were taken through subject matter on carbon markets as a policy instrument, foundations on the UNFCCC, the journey from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement and Article 6. The workshop covered several technical aspects related to the development of carbon market activities such as differences between carbon standards, methods for the calculations of emission reductions and the role of transaction costs.

The workshop featured various speakers with vast experience such as Clarice Wambua (Cliffer Dekker Hofmeyr) and David Lubaga (TÜV Nord). Project developer insights were provided by Christina Ender (Conservation International), Stanley Kirakou (KenGen), Sally Gakii and Lillian Kagume (both Climate Care) speaking on forestry, energy generation and energy efficiency portfolios respectively. The training was attended by more than 60 young professionals across the three days.

Recordings can be found here.

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