Ethiopia Cited for Having Africa’s Large-Scale Carbon Trading Forestry Project

18 November 2013

Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism - The Humbo project, located 342 kilometres south of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has been cited as being Africa’s first large-scale carbon trading forestry project developed under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

The pilot project being implemented by World Vision Australia and the Ethiopian government, including other partners, sought to re-establish 2,728 hectares of bio-diverse native forest to mitigate climate change in a country where over exploitation of forest resources has left less than 3 percent of Ethiopia’s native forests remaining.

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