making the carbon market work for poor communities


Presentations workshop Malawi available
FCN SA and the Gold Standard Foundation organized a capacity building workshop in Malawi in April 2012. More than 30 local NGOs learned how to identify, register and implement projects to enter the carbon market. To contribute to sustainable development of local communities. The report of the workshop, as well as the slides of all presentations are now available in the download centre.

Posted on 14 May 2012
Side event COP17 successful

At this official COP17 side event, Fair Climate Networks in India and Africa and Fairtrade Africa joined forces to explore how climate finance could and should work for the sustainable development of poor communities and farmers in developing countries.

These groups are most affected by climate change, but are least likely to benefit from finance instruments. Fairtrade prioritizes adaptation in the agricultural value chain. ICCO establishes Fair Climate Networks that start pro-poor carbon projects in developing countries, to make the carbon market work for sustainable development of poor communities.

Together, ICCO and Fairtrade are conducting a feasibility study to develop instruments that make the carbon market more fair. After the initial presentations, the panel and the audience, which consisted of more than 80 people, engaged in a fruitful discussion about fairness in climate and carbon finance.

More information:

Fairtrade Africa:
Fair Climate Program:
Fair Climate Network SA:

Presentations can be donwloaded on the UNFCCC website:

The panel, from left to right: Carlos Vargas (COOPETRABASUR), Carlos Canales (Fairtrade), Wim Hart (ICCO), Rob Cameron (Fairtrade), Jaap de Jong (Fair Climate Network Southern Africa), Toby Quantrill (Fairtrade), Essam Y. Mohammed (moderator).

Posted on 06 Jan 2012

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