Sustainable Charcoal Value Chain In Ghana
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||No|
|Start of initiative||2015|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Seeking financing|
|Financing received to-date||
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||Yes|
|Technology transfer required||Yes|
|Proponent(s)||Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoE)|
|International funder(s)||UNDP MDG Carbon|
|Organization providing technical support||
The objective of the NAMA is to improve the sustainability of the charcoal value chain.
As part of its developmental aspiration, Ghana seeks to make “modern cooking fuels” (e.g. cooking gas) accessible to its people. Ghana recognizes the need to tackle its charcoal challenge and has prioritized efficient cookstoves as one of the five sectors for NAMA development.
A NAMA study has been carried out by MDG Carbon to guide Ghana to develop NAMAs along the charcoal value chain, i.e. forest management, production, trade and final consumption. This study aims to view the charcoal value chain holistically and to provide an overview of the country-specific conditions and actions required under a “Sustainable Charcoal NAMA”. It proposes improvements that must be made in the formalization of the sector through establishment of a Charcoal Unit, a Charcoal Fund, co-operatives, eco-labelling and awareness creation that can allow government programmes to reach out and encourage private sector participation.
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available|
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
* improved healthcare
* job creation
|Environmental:||Information has not been provided
No MRV plan has been defined