Sustainable charcoal NAMA

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    Sector Forestry, Energy
    Focus area Renewable energy (biomass), Forest management
    Type of action Strategy/Policy
    Scope National
    Stage Under development
    Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
    Start of initiative 2015
    Financing and support details
    Financing status Seeking financing
    Total cost
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    Financing requested
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    Financing received to-date
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    Principal source of financing Private
    Principal type of financing Not known
    Capacity building required Yes
    Technology transfer required Yes
    Additional information
    Proponent(s) General Secretariat for Sustainable Development (GSSD), Ministry of Environment (MoE)
    International funder(s) UNEP
    Organization providing technical support UNOPS, GERES
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    The objective of the NAMA is to leverage private sector investment in sustainable charcoal production and solid biomass fuels, support forest restoration, and support the conversion of existing producers to sustainable practices

    Activities: (2015 - 2017)
    In Cambodia, charcoal consumption by households and restaurants represents an annual market of 85 million USD as well as one of the main drivers of forest degradation. Every year, more than 1.6 million tonnes of wood are overharvested, representing the emission of 3 million tCO2e.

    Currently several economic and regulatory barriers prevent the shift to sustainable charcoal production. Not only non-sustainable charcoal producers do not pay the environmental cost of forest degradation, but they also benefit from an indirect subsidy through a VAT exemption making sustainable charcoal not competitive on the market without direct or indirect external subsidy.

    As a result, this NAMA aims to exempt sustainable producers from VAT, and progressively increase sustainable charcoal competitiveness by collecting fees on non-sustainable charcoal trade.

    Impact and MRV

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    Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
    Mitigative capacity:

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    Environmental: Information has not been provided

    MRV Framework:
    No MRV plan has been defined