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Congo

Congo

  • Congo Carbo Industrie

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Congo - Brazzaville
    Relation to CTCN:
    TA proponent
  • Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin: reconciling economic growth and forest protection

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    The Congo Basin contains 70 per cent of Africa's forest cover. This report finds that although the deforestation rates in the area have historically been low, the trend is likely to change dramatically due to the combination factors, including: demographic growth (and associated expansion of subsistence agriculture and fuelwood collection); and the development of the industrial, agriculture, transport, mining and energy sectors.

  • Energy Access and Urban Poverty

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    Publication
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    The great majority of people without access to modern energy services are rural and, rightly, much of the discussion on energy access focuses on how to reach them. However, despite their greater geographical proximity to grid electricity and other supplies of clean energy, people living in poverty in urban areas also lack energy access. The World Bank’s own trials of the Global Tracking Framework demonstrated this for Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • The CDM project potential in sub-Saharan Africa

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    This report assesses opportunities and challenges for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in sub-Saharan African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. It analyses the technical potentials for CDM projects per sector as well as a review of the Kyoto infrastructure and an evaluation of Grid Emissions Factors.

  • Making the forest sector transparent: annual transparency report 2011

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    Publication
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    This annual report, produced by Global Witness together with a coalition of non-governmental organisations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia and Peru, assesses whether the right information is being made available to citizens to ensure that they have a say in how their forests are managed. The report uses 20 indicators to monitor levels of access to information and decision-making on the forest sector in each country.

  • Developing financeable NAMAs: a practitioner’s guide

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    Publication
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    Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are fast becoming the climate finance vehicle of choice to help developing countries transition to low carbon, climate resilient futures. Developing countries, their development partners and other actors in and around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are working to operationalise the concept to leverage domestic climate finance with bilateral and multilateral support, and through carbon markets.

  • Climate impacts, forest-dependent rural livelihoods and adaptation strategies in Africa: A review

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    This article looks at the impacts of climate change on African forest ecosystems and forest-related sectors and the implications for rural livelihoods. The review looks at case studies from Botswana, the Gambia, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, Malawi and Uganda for impacts, underlying causes of vulnerability, and coping and adaptation strategies. It is concluded that climate change is likely to cause additional inequalities, thus disproportionately affecting the poor.