To contribute in
(i) fostering enhanced ambition globally,
(ii) ensuring further access to cooperative and financial mechanisms under the UNFCCC process by West African countries
(iii) increasing coordinated climate action in the region and
(iii) facilitating the successful implementation of NDCs including through capacity building of the climate actors.


Specifically to support:

  • Active participation by West African delegates in UNFCCC negotiations on market mechanisms and climate finance;
  • Promotion of access to market mechanisms, climate finance and carbon pricing opportunities on national and regional level;
  • Managing the transition of CDM related capacity and projects to the Paris Agreement context, engaging in pilots on the ground;
  • Harnessing pilot experiences to feed back into the negotiations.


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

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