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African Climate Summit 2023 | Side event

Sep 5, 2023

Side event: How synergies between climate finance and carbon markets can enhance NDC ambition in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Senegal


Date: 05th September 2023


Moderator: Sandra Greiner, Climate Finance Innovators/Climate Focus


  • Moubarak Moukaila, West African Alliance Coordinator, BOAD, UNFCC RCC Lome Regional Coordinator (Regional cooperation as a success factor for mobilizing carbon and climate finance)
  • Stephan Hoch, Climate Finance Innovators/Perspectives Climate Group: Synergies between climate finance and carbon markets in Africa
  • Ritah Rukundo, GIZ Global Carbon Markets Programme (GCM), Uganda: GCM support for Uganda and the Eastern Africa regional on carbon markets and climate finance)



Accessing carbon markets and climate finance has been a particular challenge in many African countries. Basic infrastructures and knowledge have been created but need to adapt to the rules of the Paris Agreement & NDCs.


Project response

Supporting African carbon market pipeline (especially PoAs) and scaling up mitigation impacts through mobilized results-based climate finance (GCF), knowledge creation and capacity building.


  • Partner countries Ethiopia, Uganda, Senegal • Regional initiatives in East and West Africa (UNFCCC, WAA, EAA) • UNFCCC negotiations


Sep 5, 2023