The sustainability platform allows project developers and companies to participate in the generation of carbon credit revenue from its operations in a low cost, transparent turnkey fashion.
The platform’s philosophy
The sustainability platform is developed based on a strong ‘open source’ philosophy encompassing the following pillars:
Agnostic: All PoAs included in the platform are technology and company agnostic therefore anybody can apply to participate in the PoAs provided they meet the applicability criteria as defined in the CDM methodologies utilised in the PoAs;
Turn-key: ASI operates as the Coordinating and Managing Entity and focal point on all PoAs include in the platform and provides all the CDM related services related to the projects added to the platform in an efficient and standardised manner. This combined with a transparent and objective aligned commercial structure provides the project developer with a model under which it can participate in a turn-key fashion;
Regional: CERs generated in Africa have been undervalued since the beginning of the carbon market but as a result of the markets decentralisation caused by the continuing uncertainty regarding a global post Kyoto commitment period the value of African CERs has steadily increased in comparison to CERs generated from other Non- Annex I countries. The platform is specifically designed to allow project developers to capitalise on this African premium due to the geographic scope covering all of Southern Africa thereby finding a balance between the value of African carbon credits and practical considerations as for example the use of a regional Grid Emission Factor.
More information on the programmes can be found here.
Further information on the CDM and Programmes of Activities can also be found here.