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Lessons and Guidance on Securing financing for RE/EE projects in Southern Africa through Gold Standard Carbon Revenues

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This guidance document outlines the challenges experienced by the REEEP SSN project team inherent in financing and transacting RE/EE carbon projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Learnings and guidance from these experiences emphasize the development of clear and robust business plans in order to attract investors, the careful consideration and use of carbon financing to minimize transaction costs and to assist in project sustainability and promotion, and the potential that programmatic and bundling approaches hold for the region.