The Handbook for Programmes of Activities in Africa: Practical Guidance to Successful Implementation

Climate Focus and the African Development Bank present the Handbook for Programmes of Activities in Africa. This updated version of Climate Focus’ previous publication includes a new chapter that focuses on the particularities of PoA development in Africa and presents the CDM’s struggle to take off across the continent.

The Handbook provides an explanation of the current status of PoAs in Africa and the opportunities that this mechanism brings; highlighting a few examples brought by pioneering initiatives, and discussing their benefits and challenges. The chapter closes by introducing the opportunities arising through NAMAs, and the possibility of framing PoAs within them. This version of the Handbook for PoAs is a useful tool to identify the challenges and understand the requirements needed to successfully implement PoAs in Africa.