During 2012, the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage hosted a webinar titled: “Carbon credits and HWTS: A viable “green” funding mechanism?”.
The webinar sought to address questions on the possibility of raising finance in this way. A number of implementers in the Network (as featured in recent newsletters) have tapped into carbon markets to finance the delivery of their programs, on the basis that HWT and clean cook stove projects can reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The webinar aimed to (1) provide an overview of how carbon markets function; (2) identify methodologies for linking HWT to carbon‐based funding; and (3) highlight the main considerations in utilising carbon finance. Following the presentations, a discussion period took place during which participants had the opportunity to pose questions and learn more about this funding mechanism.
The report of this webinar captures what we learned and is available online at: http://waterinstitute.unc.edu/hwts/events/2012_webinar1.
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Ryan Rowe, Network Communications Officer