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Developing CDM Projects in Tanzania

18/05/2010 // The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a complex, global instrument to reward climate-friendly initiatives/industries. So far, only one CDM project in Tanzania has been approved. Green Resources AS has a CDM project in the pipeline, and presented their experiences at the Norwegian embassy.

The Norwegian support to Green Resources AS was for a project called ‘Development of two Project Design Documents (PDDs) for CDM projects in Tanzania’. The goal of this project was to assess the feasibility and social and environmental impact of developing a Combined Heat Power (CHP) project, and a sawdust briquette project into CDM projects. Both these projects will, if materialized, be utilizing the massive amounts of biomass waste (from sawmills, off-cuts, harvesting waste, thinning etc) available in the surrounding areas to Sao Hill (Southern Highlands). This will lead to production of clean energy, and improved access to electricity in the Mafinga/Mufindi area.

An important output of this project was to document lessons learned on their experiences with the CDM process in Tanzania, and this has resulted in a recent report entitled ‘Development of CDM projects in Tanzania – Lessons Learnt’.

Green Resources AS and The Norwegian Embassy would like to share this report with other development partners, potential investors in Tanzania, other actors interested in the CDM financing scheme etc.

PDF version of the Lessons Learnt report can be found here
Power point presentation about the report following this link.