large_contractsThe Bank’s “Carbon Financing Programme (CFP)” supports environmentally-friendly projects in Africa by promoting project-based trading of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as well as by pre-financing receivables from carbon credits earned and traded by African businesses and governments thereby contributing to reductions in carbon emissions and abating consequential climate change.


  1. African corporates and governments implementing projects that have earned or are likely to earn carbon credits;
  2. African banks and financial institutions financing trade in carbon credits and/ or projects that have earned or can earn carbon credits; and
  3. NGOs and environmental groups seeking finance to promote projects that have earned or can earn carbon credits.

Financing Instruments:

  1. Direct Advances;
  2. Guarantees; and
  3. Advisory/Brokerage services to assist eligible projects earn carbon credit and trade same in the international market.

Direct Advances goes in support of projects under the CDM; Guarantees may be in form of performance guarantees to entities pre-paying African projects for future carbon credit deliveries. Country Risk Guarantee and Investment Guarantee could also be provided.

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