Advancing CCS and CDM in Africa (2007)

CCS-Africa aims to help improve the regional distribution of CDM projects and the knowledge, capacity and awareness of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in West and Southern Africa.

CCS-Africa responds to two issues in the climate policy arena:

  • The level of knowledge and access to information on CO2 capture and storage in African countries
  • Low representation of African countries in the CDM project portfolio

The objectives of the CCS-Africa project are to raise awareness of CCS as well as to build capacity for CDM in the African region. Two regional workshops aimed at multiple decision-making levels were held in September 2007, in Dakar (Senegal) and Gaborone (Botswana). Each workshop attracted some 70 participants from governments, non-governmental organisations and the private sector. This diverse group of stakeholders showed great engagement in the discussions around CCS and CDM, leading to lively discussions.

Participants in Gaborone

Participants in Dakar

The presentations and the final report of the workshops are available for downloading.