Are you interested in learning how carbon finance can support safe water access for vulnerable, low-income populations? Do you want to know the feasibility and challenges of integrating carbon credits into your WASH programs? If so, you will want to read the upcoming learning document from the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA).
MWA is conducting a feasibility and learning study to determine the viability and scale for carbon credit revenue to supply and sustain safe water, with the support of NatureCo. The study is using Ethiopia as a case study and focused on specific project sites, including new and existing water points and systems in the Amhara region, serving more than 400,000 households. The study explored various carbon registries and methodologies, such as safe water, solarization, and integrated water resources management, and assessing their technical, economic, social, and environmental implications. The study also developed a financial model and a decision tool to help WASH sector actors and funders evaluate the opportunities and risks of carbon finance for their projects.
The forthcoming learning document will share the findings and recommendations from the study, as well as the lessons learned by MWA and NatureCo throughout the process. The document will provide practical guidance and insights for WASH practitioners, policymakers, donors, investors, and researchers who are interested in pursuing carbon finance as a potential source of revenue and impact for their WASH interventions.
The learning document will be published in January 2024, along with a webinar where MWA will present their results and answer your questions. If you want to receive information on the release of the publication and the webinar registration, please sign up using the link or the above QR code.
We hope you will join us in this exciting learning journey and discover how carbon finance can contribute to achieving universal access to safe water for all.
This study was funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.