• Approach

     * Member driven and member commitment
    * Regional institutions to serve as the secretariat (Enda Energie & BOAD)
    * Strong Partnership with German BMU, WB, AfDB, Canada Govt, and other institutions
    * Establish thematic groups for peer-to-peer learning and sharing of best practices
    * Active participation in UNFCCC negotiations
    * Collaborate with other related processes and initiatives
    * Provide technical assistance to member countries (our Readiness support Program)

  • Objectives

    Quote : "We have to make carbon markets accessible for West African countries to make sure least developed countries do not miss the train under the Paris Agreement as they did with the CDM" - Ousmane Fall Sarr

    The Alliance aims to enhance the long-term position of West African countries to participate in international carbon markets, benefit from technology transfer and access results-based climate finance for NDC implementation. Specific objectives of the Alliance include:

    1. Foster active participation by West African delegates in the UNFCCC negotiations
    2. Promote access to market mechanisms and climate finance opportunities
    3. Pilot the transition of CDM related capacities and activities to the Paris Agreement context
    4. Support Article 6 pilot experiences in the sub region




West African Alliance on Carbon and Markets Climate Finance

The Alliance is a sub-regional initiative and anchored in institutions that already serve the West African region with regard to carbon markets, technology transfer and climate finance. The Alliance is a member driven process, where participating countries appoint government representatives that are involved in the negotiations on markets and/or climate finance. So far, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Nigeria, Mauritania, Guinee Bissau, The Gambia, Niger, the Republic of Guinee, Mali, Benin and Cap Vert have formally joined the Alliance.


West African Alliance on Carbon Market and Climate Finance. Permanent Secretary:

Enda Energie, 54.rue Carnot, BP 3370 Dakar (SENEGAL)
Phone: +221 33 822 24 96
Fax: +221 33 821 75 95
Email : contact@westafricaclimatealliance.org