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Introduction

Thank you to all those that made the Climate Finance & Carbon Markets Africa 2012 conference a success

Please check back soon for crucial updates from Johannesburg

 

2012: a crucial year for climate investment in Africa

As the COP 17 reached its lengthy conclusion, agreements were made which clarified the future for climate investment in Africa. An extension of the Kyoto Protocol beyond the end of 2012 will allow Africa to continue to leverage funding from the carbon markets as a means of stimulating projects under the Clean Development Mechanism.  

But the question remained: how could the continent become a bigger recipient of climate finance under the Kyoto Protocol’s second commitment period? 

Climate Finance and Carbon Markets Africa provided the perfect platform to address this issue immediately, as stakeholders in the carbon market sector congregated and looked to rework their strategies in light of these outcomes.

As the first African meeting after COP 17, Climate Finance and Carbon Markets Africa 2012 was the must attend meeting where you could discuss and understand how you to develop your strategies in a new era for climate policy and the carbon markets

Speakers at Climate Finance and Carbon markets Africa 2012 included:

unfcc.pngAriesta Ningrum, Team Lead, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCCC

magubane.jpgNelly Magubane, Director General, Department of Energy, South Africa

Adam Simcock, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Check, South AfricaAdam Simcock, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon CheckSouth Africa - Read Adam's Interview

Geoff Sinclair, Head of Carbon Trading, Standard Bank, UKGeoff Sinclair, Head of Carbon TradingStandard BankUK 

Kevin Whitfield, Head, African Treasury and Financial Products Unit, Nedbank Capital, South AfricaKevin Whitfield, Head, African Treasury and Financial Products Unit, Nedbank CapitalSouth Africa

Henk Sa, Managing Director, Ecometrix, South AfricaHenk Sa, Managing Director, EcometrixSouth Africa

Georges Bakaly, Managing Director, WESD Capital, DRCGeorges Bakaly, Managing DirectorWESD CapitalDRC - Read Georges' Interview 

ntuli.jpgNtombifuthi Ntuli, Business to Business Programme Officer, Danish EmbassySouth Africa 

decq.jpgPhilippe Decq, Sales and Marketing Manager, South Europe, Africa and Middle East, DNV, France

Simon Girard, Business Development Manager, Eco-Act, France  

Grant Little, South Europe, Africa and Middle East Business Development Manager, DNV Climate Change and Environmental Services, South Africa

Heba Rabie, Regional Manager, Africa and Middle East, The Gold Standard Foundation, Egypt

Please click here for the full list of speakers

Since the inception of the cabon markets, Africa has not seen the levels of benefit that were perhaps anticipated. However, the continent still retains the potential to gain significantly from climate finance.

Climate Finance and Carbon Markets Africa 2012 was a must-attend for climate finance stakeholders to develop strategies and ensure that Africa capitalises on its potential for attracting climate finance in the remainder of 2012, and into the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

The meeting facilitated this aim by bringing together project hosts, financiers, developers and legislators, delivering a genuine market insight, and provided the platform for discussion, networking and solutions to make the most of an organisations presence in the African climate sector.

With over 200 attendees, a faculty of over 30 speakers, representatives from DNAs, projects, financiers and credit buyers and sellers from all over Africa and the World, Climate Finance & Carbon Markets Africa 2011 proved a tremendous success for all who attended, and 2012 did not disappoint.

Testimonials from  Climate Finance and Carbon Markets Africa 2011

“I congratulate you on an excellent conference – well organized, well attended, well structured.”
Robert Kelly, UNDP

 “Great combination of educational and networking opportunities.”
J. Stuart Hitchen, Cardno WRG

“Green Power Conferences’ meetings are still among the very best in Africa.”
Johannes van Rensburg, Bloomberg

“Very good. There was a variety of experts in many fields”          
Dr. Ezzat Lewis, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

Very good organization and presentation globally”
 Philippe Decq, DNV

“I found the whole conference enjoyable and a great opportunity to meet with other interested parties.”
Hendrik Burger, AEL Mining Services

“Excellent. Well run and very informative”
Warren Geyser, Profert South Africa

“We came back with a lot of ideas and real opportunities”
Nahla Sabet, Gold Standard Foundation