The Green Facility project supported sub-Saharan African countries become more engaged in the Clean Development Mechanism (CMD) market by focusing on project development and capacity building, laying the groundwork for long-term CDM investments. It was designed and implemented by UNEP DTU Partnership.
The objectives of the project were:
- Conduct a rapid capacity building needs assessment in the countries, and identify key stakeholders who could benefit from a targeted capacity building program.
- Establish solid understanding of national economic development planning process and the key stakeholders involved in its formulation.
- Integrate CDM and climate change mitigation in the national economic development planning.
- Organize one CDM workshops in the countries.
- Produce a portfolio of Project Idea Notes and identify which of these would be developed into Project Design Documents.
- Advise the Designated National Authorities on Sustainable Development Criteria for project review/approval process.
Green Facility involved local consultants, engaged to do much of the work involved and was a Danida-funded contribution to the “Nairobi Framework on capacity building for CDM” announced at the COP in Nairobi in 2006.