Commitment to Action

Reducing Poverty by Managing Carbon

Commitment by

Center For American Progress

In 2006, the Center for American Progress, emissions asset manager Natsource, and law firm Alston & Bird committed to working directly with governments trying to enter the international carbon markets. Working first with the Government of Ethiopia, the Center will create a model for capacity building, including enhanced planning, business outreach, and institutional structures, that will have an application for countries throughout the developing world.
As reported in June 2007, CAP has held several convenings of high-level diplomat on economic opportunities through carbon finance and continues outreach to relevant stakeholders. Produced a report to determine start up costs for geothermal energy source development in East African countries.

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Commitment

Reducing Poverty by Managing Carbon

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$150,000

Region

Africa, Northern America

Countries

ETHIOPIA, United States

Commitment by

Center For American Progress

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Natsource LLC, Alston & Bird LLP