Carbon Africa Limited
Carbon Africa was established in 2009, and possesses a strong continental presence and network with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya and representation in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Rwanda.
Carbon Africa Limited is an advisory company focused on climate change and clean technology. It aims to catalyze climate action in Africa by providing policy, programme and project advisory services to public and private actors.
Carbon Africa is a company that assists governments, multilateral organizations, development agencies, financing institutions and the private sector to realize low carbon development pathways, green growth and clean technology projects in Africa.
On the broader level, the company seeks to support governments in the implementation of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement on climate change, as well as improving the enabling environment for African clean-tech projects through policy and regulatory advisory services. On the climate action level, the focus of the advisory firm is on providing a number of essential services to multilateral organizations, development agencies, financing institutions and the private sector to ensure implementation on the ground.
Presence and expertise
Carbon Africa is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with representation in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda and the Netherlands. The company has in-depth knowledge of local markets and regulatory environments which is leveraged in order to better inform global policy developments.
This strong foundation coupled with the technical and financial expertise of more than 20 multi-national and multi-disciplinary professionals helps ensure the development and implementation of clean technology projects in Africa through climate finance instruments.
Complementary to the firm’s in-house capacity Carbon Africa through its extended global network regularly collaborates with companies and individuals to ensure the highest level of service provision.
To catalyze climate action in Africa by providing world-class policy, programme and project advisory services to public and private actors.
Carbon Africa’s services are tailored to assist its clients to the extent required, be it a specific task or a complex multiyear assignment. The company has wide experience across a variety of sectors and technologies - including renewable energy, energy access, energy efficiency, forestry, waste management, recycling and transport.
Governments, multilateral organisations, development agencies, financing institutions and the private sector have in Carbon Africa the ideal partner to realize low carbon development pathways, green growth and clean technology projects in Africa.
Policy and enabling environment: support to elaborate national frameworks including governance structures, through such climate policy instruments as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), in addition to specific regulations for sectors such as energy, transport and waste.
Climate finance: advisory and engagement strategies to identify and facilitate access to funds from grants to the carbon market for projects, programmes, national actions and at the institutional level. Opportunities include amongst others the voluntary carbon market, bi-lateral crediting mechanisms (Joint Crediting Mechanism), CDM Loan scheme, NAMA Facility, Green Climate Fund, sovereign carbon funds and results based financing.
Monitoring impact: calculation of baselines and design and implementation of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions and sustainable development indicators. Services are delivered from the project to national level inline with international standards (including CDM, JCM and the Gold standard) and aim to utilise the latest available technological tools.
Project development: support for project and businesses development from initial design stage up to the point of financial close and subsequent implementation. The advisory offered by CA can include market analysis, scoping, pre-feasibility assessment and initial due diligence, full feasibility studies to financial project structuring, risk allocation, economic and financial analysis, equity, debt and grant raising, stakeholder engagement, establishment of public-private partnerships.
Readiness and Capacity: design, delivery and active participation in workshops, events and training sessions ensuring national ownership through retention of the requisite capacity for low emissions development.See more