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MOU Signed between ACCE and Afreximbank in Cairo, Egypt

We are proud to announce, that the signing ceremony for the partnership MoU between ACCE and Afrexim Bank which took place on 30th Nov 2010 in Cairo was a great success. The MoU was signed by Chairman: ACCE and President: Afrexim Bank  and witnessed by Zambian Ambassador to Egypt & Deputy, representation from ZIPAR and many African and Global Financial Institutions.

 

ACCE Chairman Professor Lloyd Chingambo attended a conference on Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Agriculture in Oslo, Norway

The Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Agriculture conference was hosted by Norad between the 22-23rd November, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. 

 

ACCE CEO Sabera Khan presented at the ZIPAR National Economic Development Conference in Lusaka, Zambia

Our CEO presented on Developing the African Carbon Markets and Building Zambia's Green Economy

at the ZIPAR National Economic Development Conference in Lusaka, Zambia on 25 November, 2010.

 

ACCE Chairman Professor Lloyd Chingambo invited to speak at an International Seminar on Structured Trade Finance in Cairo, Egypt.

Afreximbank has invited Prof. Chingambo to be a presenter at this Seminar, which will run from the 29th November - 2nd December, 2010 at the J.W. Marriot Hotel, Heliopolis, Cairo. If you would like to meet with Prof. Chingambo during this time please email us on info@africacce.com

 

SADC DNA Workshop

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Prof. Lloyd Chingambo was one of the panelists for the Private Sector Response to Climate Change at the 7th African Development Forum in Addis Ababa

Please visit the website at : http://www.uneca.org/adfvii/index.asp, Prof. Chingambo was a panelist at the plenary session 5 which was held in October, 2010.

 

The Green Knowledge Institute (GKI) website has now been launched

To visit the GKI wesite please go to www.thegki.org

 

ACCE Chairman Professor Lloyd Chingambo spoke at The African Green Revolution

Forum (AGRF) in Accra, Ghana.

This forum focuses on promoting investments and policy support for driving agricultural productivity and income growth for African farmers in an environmentally sustainable way.

 

The 1st Zambian DNA Training Workshop

ACCE’s Green Knowledge Institute held the first Zambian DNA training workshop on climate change issues at Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia on June 29, 2010.

   

ACCE Chairman Professor Chingambo named a lead author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

Professor Chingambo is honored to have been named as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report, writing on "Cross-cutting Investment and Finance Issues".

 

ACCE Chairman Professor Lloyd Chingambo invited to a High-Level Climate Change Policy Dialogue in Italy                                                                                                                                                     Professor Lloyd Chingambo will be attending a meeting entitled “High-Level Policy Dialogue Towards a Shared Action Framework for Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in Africa”. This meeting will be held in Italy at the Bellagio Center and will run from 6th to 8th July, 2010.  If you are interested in meeting with Prof. Chingambo during this time please email info@africacce.com.

 

ACCE Chairman speaks at CARBON EXPO 2010                                                                                      ACCE Chairman Professor Lloyd Chingambo was invited by the CARBON EXPO 2010 partners, The World Bank, The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse to be a speaker on “Catalyzing Carbon and Climate Finance for Least Developed Countries”. The expo was held in Cologne, Germany on the 28th of May 2010.


Earth Day Green Technology Conference and Exhibition

ACCE CEO Sabera Khan was invited to be a keynote speaker on the "Building a Green Zambia" panel at the Earth Day Green Technology Conference and Exhibition held at the Mulungushi Conference Center in Lusaka on 21 April 2010. This event was sponsored by the United States Embassy in partnership with the Environmental Council of Zambia, and involved over 400 participants from the private and public sectors. ACCE was also an exhibitor in the main hall, offering information on low-carbon development and carbon markets for Zambia.

 

IFC Regional Agriculture and Food Security Forum 2010
ACCE recently participated in the April 2010 IFC AgriForum in Livingstone, Zambia. The event offered an opportunity to connect with major stakeholders interested in developing solutions to agricultural financing within the Southern African region.  ACCE was invited to introduce its work in developing access to carbon markets for smallholder farmers through adoption of conservation agriculture techniques.

 

Global Mechanism Workshop on Integrated Financing Strategies for Sustainable Land Management
Professor Lloyd Chingambo, Chairman of ACCE, was invited by the UN Global Mechanism to present the innovative financing and risk mitigation structures developed by Lloyds Financials for the ACCE Green Technology Credit Enhancement Fund. Participants were asked to consider both public and private financing options that can be used strategically to address barriers to funding for implementation of low-carbon projects in the region.  

 

Africa Carbon Forum
The Africa Carbon Credit Exchange participated in the March 2010 Africa Carbon Forum in Nairobi, where we were invited to present on Implementation of Agricultural Carbon Projects in Africa, Managing Risks in CDM Projects in Africa, and Creating an Enabling Environment for Carbon Markets in Africa.  The UN Environment Programme hosted nearly 1000 attendees at the event, where project developers, offset buyers and owners, CDM and Voluntary standard officials and other stakeholders engaged in lively discussion on how to drive forward African involvement in the global carbon markets. 

 

COP 15
ACCE was honored to attend the Copenhagen climate change talks in December 2009 as part of the official Zambian delegation. Chairman Lloyd Chingambo, Acting CEO Sabera Khan and Technical Advisors John Fay and Samuel Bell presented the company’s work on Agriculture Day and took advantage of the event to officially introduce ACCE to the broader climate change arena. 

 

Links
Following are some useful links for more information on climate change and carbon markets:
  
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

CDM Rulebook

UNEP-Risoe CDM Pipeline Analysis and Database
  
New Energy Finance

Climate-L 

Nairobi Framework

 

World Bank Releases Annual Report on State and Trends of the Carbon Market 26th May, 2010

Africa Progress Panel Report 2010 Released 25th, May 2010

"Carbon 2010- Return of the sovereign, "Point Carbon's annual report on the carbon market


UNDP Climate Community

Carbon Positive

CDM in Africa Network

 

 

Voluntary Market:

Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS)

Gold Standard

Plan Vivo

Climate Action Reserve (CAR)
CarbonFix Standard

Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)

Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS)

Social Carbon