Kigali, 15 November, 2018- From 14 to 15 November, 2018, in Kigali was held a Pilot Project workshop organized based on the World Bank Carbon initiative which seeks to find options to support the transition of the Carbon programs, Clean Development Mechanism, (DCM), compatible with post 2020. The launch of this initiative in Rwanda has also coincided with Rwanda being chosen to pilot this new anticipated programme, Standardized Crediting Framework, (SCF).
More than 30 people including SCT committee members and governing board and stakeholders gathered to identify options for supporting the transition.
World Bank representative, Pablo Benitez Ponce, said he believes that relevant findings from that workshop will serve in developing Standardized Crediting Framework for scaling energy access programs.
Launching the pilot project of Standardized Crediting Framework (SCF), Deputy Director General, Faustin MUNYAZIKWIYE thanked the WorldBank Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci- Dev) for choosing Rwanda to pilot this programme.
“The SCF concept is unique. Findings of this pilot programme will inform the World on the fate of CDM in the post 2020 period and Paris Agreement, an implementation framework, which will be adopted during UN Climate Change Conference of the parties, in Poland on December, 2018 ,” said MUNYAZIKWIYE.
The SCF combines the DCM reform necessary elements for a more streamlined and simplified approach to crediting for energy access together into a single package.
This Pilot study in Rwanda succeeds the first carried out in Senegal, in April, 2017 focusing on the national electrification programs, and will focus on improving cooking stoves, based on Inyenyeri CDM Programme of Activities as well as incorporating other potential future technology options for improving cooking stoves technologies