Carbon Finance Capacity Building Programme in Emerging Mega Cities of the South Kick-Off Conference

February 4, 2009 - February 6, 2009 Basel, Switzerland

The conference provided an introduction to the carbon finance market development and instruments as well as insights into the perspectives and potentials of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The C40 supported the initiative, which was organised by ECOS and the World Bank, and hosted by the city of Basel.

The kick-off event saw the launch of a 3-year Carbon Finance Capacity Building Programme which will assist existing and emerging mega cities all over the world to harness the carbon finance opportunities of the UN Kyoto Protocol.

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