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Webinar: All about new carbon finance methodology for cookstoves 27/9/11


Are you interested in learning more technical details on how to access carbon finance for your cookstove project? Have you heard about The Gold Standard (GS) Foundation’s new methodology for cookstove projects, and want to learn more about it?

If so, register today for the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) webinar entitled “Innovations in Version 3 of the Gold Standard Methodology” on September 27, 2011.

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The journey to sustainable solid biomass fuel production & consumption begins June 15th


On June 15th, representatives from new energy companies, climate finance, governments, development agencies, multi-lateral banks, and NGOs will meet in Arusha, Tanzania, to begin discussions on a blueprint that will make woodfuels, charcoal, and other solid biomass fuels a truly renewable energy choice for developing countries.

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Of Pretty Women, the cleanness of clean cookstoves, and the sysiphian pursuit of financial promises


When it comes to “clean cookstoves,” to paraphrase a former US president, “it depends what your definition of the word “clean” is…

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A perspective on Carbon Markets for Wood Energy Projects


Last month at the PCIA conference in Peru we had a chance to learn about the very interesting work GIZ (the German Development Agency) is doing on sustainable and renewable solid biomass initiatives in developing countries. The representatives we met (Marlis, Lisa, and Verena) were kind enough to share valuable information, like this paper on Carbon Markets for Wood Energy Projects. This one pager is of value for all those who are considering incorporating carbon-finance components into their wood-for-energy projects. Here are some of the highlights we picked out: * In most least developed countries wood is currently used on … Continue reading

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