Sustainable charcoal in Uganda

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    Sector Energy
    Focus area Refining and energy production
    Type of action Strategy/Policy
    Scope National
    Stage Feasibility study
    Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
    Start of initiative 2013
    Financing and support details
    Financing status Not known
    Total cost
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    Financing requested
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    Financing received to-date
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    Principal source of financing Not known
    Principal type of financing Not known
    Capacity building required Yes
    Technology transfer required Yes
    Additional information
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    International funder(s)
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    Organization providing technical support UNDP MDG Carbon; Perspectives
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    The objective of this NAMA is to improve the value chain of charcoal in Uganda including the introduction of improved kilns and thereby increase energy security while fighting one of the drivers of deforestation. The NAMA includes three elements of the value chain:

    • Production
    • Transport
    • Retail

    The NAMA consists of various components targeting different elements in the value chain:

    • Introduction of new kilns
    • Establishment of local institutional set up for retail processes
    • Planning of logistics

    Impact and MRV

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    Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
    Mitigative capacity:

    No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


    Social: Decrease energy poverty
    Economic: Job creation, stable structure of the charcoal sector, fairer payment of producers
    Environmental: Environmental benefits through decreased deforestation, such as less erosion and resulting higher quality of soils.

    MRV Framework:

    All charcoal producers and retailers will register. Additionally, the study suggests various indicators for each element in the value chaing considered to measure the impact of the NAMA. Some examples are "Number of producers of each type and affiliated charcoal association", "Number of labelled bags of each charcoal type purchased by the charcoal unit", "Number of transport licenses granted", and "Bags of charcoal sold to retailers".