making the carbon market work for poor communities

Members of the FCN SA

The Fair Climate Network Southern Africa (FCN SA) brings together all types of organisations that are necessary for a successful pro-poor fair climate project that uses carbon revenues. These include:

  • Local NGOs
  • Carbon project implementers, such as NGOs and consultancies
  • Climate and carbon specialists
  • International NGOs
  • Financial institutions and carbon credit buyers, such as banks and funds
  • Knowledge institutions, such as universities and R&D organisations
  • Bodies with strong roots in communities, such as church organisations
  • Technical institutions

Geographical focus

FCN SA members predominantly come from countries in Southern Africa. However, climate and carbon expertise and best practices, as well as project funders and carbon credit buyers, are often found outside Southern Africa. Hence the FCN SA has members from other African countries and from countries outside Africa as well, mainly from Europe and Asia.

In the initial phase, FCN SA focuses on projects in South Africa, Malawi and Madagascar. FCN SA remains open for ideas for potential projects in other Southern African countries.


Gold Standard (GS) projects of Nova

The Nova Institute

The Nova Institute aims to improve the quality of life of low-income households.

Nova developed a voluntary GS methodology for its Basa Magogo projects, introducing an alternative ignition technique for domestic coal fires.

The first GS projects are now registered, and several others have been listed in the GS registry.

Basa Magogo project by Nova

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