Publication: State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2006 : A Focus on Africa
Many African countries have thin energy and industrial sectors with limited opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, certainly relative to countries such as China and India. Carbon sequestration from avoided deforestation and from agriculture--potentially important areas for climate mitigation and important in many African economies--has been systematically excluded from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). At the same time, CDM-eligible assets from afforestation and reforestation are excluded from entry into the large European Union-Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), substantially limiting their market value and potential share in the multi-billion dollar global carbon market. The Africa share of the CDM market is lower than the share of African countries to developing nations in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) over the past few years, which has been around 10 percent.
“Capoor, Karan; Ambrosi, Philippe. 2006. State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2006 : A Focus on Africa. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/267f259a-6788-5aee-802d-f6309577ffb6 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”