Eastern Arc Mountains Carbon Assessment
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Eastern Arc Mountains Carbon Assessment

Sector: Land Use & Planning Area of Expertise: Policy and Development

Eastern Arc Mountains carbon assessment

Camco assessed the potential for carbon-based finance to conserve threatened forests in Tanzania

Under UNDP support Camco's Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management (ECCM) assessed the potential for using carbon-based finance to contribute to the conservation of threatened forests in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania.

These mountains are recognized as one of 24 globally important "hot spots" for forest biodiversity according to Conservation International.

Key activities during this project included:

  • The review of legal and institutional frameworks relevant to the initiative.
  • The development carbon baseline for the Eastern Arc area.
  • The development of an avoided deforestation business case.
  • The development of mechanisms for marketing of carbon benefits.
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