UNDP MDG Carbon Facility Newsletter Highlights Achievements in Carbon Financing in Developing Countries
December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the MDG Carbon Facility (MDGCF) Newsletter. The first issue of the newsletter reviews the Facility's results in four areas, namely policy change, capacity development, new market instruments and project development services. The MDG Carbon Facility is the UNDP's platform for activities in carbon finance, which aim to expand access to carbon financing to developing countries.
The newsletter highlights a few projects supported by the MDGCF. For example, the Rwanda Natural Energy Project has involved installing water treatment plants in rural Rwanda at locations centered near government-owned domicile schools, including photovoltaic driven filtration and ultraviolet disinfection systems to provide water for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene. The Uzbekistan Gas Leak Repair Project has reduced the amount of methane leakage from compressor stations by designing and operating a system of directed leak inspection, repair and monitoring. The Ukraine Lugansk Landfill Gas and Use Project involves the installation of a landfill gas collection system, as well as extraction of fossil fuels and waste utilization. Finally, the Honduras Biogas recovery project involves the installation of a wastewater treatment system, which includes covered lagoons and a biogas recovery system. [UNDP MDG Carbon Facility]