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.

How it works

The international carbon markets provide an opportunity for certain types of projects to attract additional revenue.  These projects need to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) where they would not have otherwise been reduced.  The typical projects that qualify include: Solar water heaters Photovoltaic panels Hydro plants Wind farms Landfill gas destruction projects Switching from fossil …

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Clean Development Mechanism

CDM the main Carbon Credit standard There are several standards under which to develop and generate carbon credits that can substantially increase the economic attractiveness of projects that are reducing carbon emissions. The main mechanism is called the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the UNFCCC, with as main offtakers compliance buyers from Europe that need to offset …

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A CDM Programme of Activities is a collective action that mitigates the emissions of greenhouse gases or acts to remove such gases from the atmosphere (sinks). The Programmes are typically undertaken where such activities are too small to be feasible as a single registered project. The advent of PoA has also allowed mitigation actions at …

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CPA Enrolment Process

CPA Enrolment

The participation process allow projects to enrol into any of the PoAs in a quick and efficient manner.   The process of accessing the international carbon markets is essentially comprised of 2 distinct phases: a Registration/Inclusion phase and a Monitoring & Verification phase. Registration/Inclusion Phase: This phase involves reviewing the project activity, compiling the required CDM documentation …

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Sustainability Platform

SASEE – Southern Africa Solar Electrical Energy: The SASEE programme was designed to provided owners and project developers of domestic PV projects with an additional revenue stream for the reduction of GHG’s from the Southern African Electricity grid.   SASTE – Southern African Solar Thermal Energy: The SASTE programme was designed to provided owners and …

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DNA Information

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