Microfinance and sustainable development
These ten factsheets were written by the Ethicarbone project (Mali); they offer a complete yet concise introduction to the main principles around carbon finance. A good way to get to grips with these concepts in a quick and efficient manner.
Contributor: GERESDate added: 01/11/2011Filesize: 5 MBFile type: .zip
Egluro is dedicated to developing ethical emission reduction projects. Amongst other things, their website features a glossary explaining the very specific terms related to carbon offsetting.
Contributor: www.egluro.comDate added: 16/12/2010Filesize: The file in on an external website; file size is unknown
This very interesting document explains the factors involved in climate change, and offers very concret suggestions on how MFIs can and must embark on the fight against climate change. This includes a wide range of ideas, from developping financial products adapted to activities contributing to environnement protection to simple actions that an MIF can implement to increase their environmental responsability in the way they conduct their activities.
Contributor: CGAP Focus Note 53Date added: 16/07/2010Filesize: 772 kBFile type: .zip
This is a feasibility survey synthesis realised in Burkina Faso and in the sub regions. It assesses the strength and the weakness, the opportunities and the threats of solar-powered equipment and its distribution in Burkina Faso.
Contributor: EdM Burkina FasoDate added: 22/08/2011Filesize: 3 MBFile type: .ppt
Etrepreneurs du Monde launched a programme on improved cookstoves called "One woman, one stove, one forest" in Burkina Faso to contribute to the fight against deforestation. This story board was developed to sensitise beneficiaries on protecting the environment. It includes explanations on the causes and consequences of desertification, but also some simple and practical tips applicable to daily life.
Contributor: EdM Burkina FasoDate added: 12/09/2011Filesize: 3 MBFile type: .pdf
Two young urban planners, Iftekhar Enayetullah and Maqsood Sinha, set up a microenterprise for trash collection and composting in slums in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. This system aims to reduce health problems linked to the trash in the streets which attract rodents.
Contributor: Iftekhar Enayetullah and Maqsood SinhaDate added: 22/08/2011Filesize: 149 kBFile type: .pdf
Analysis of the distribution of improved cookstoves in Burkina Faso. These improved stoves aim to reduce the deforestation substituting the basic “three stone stoves” by improved cookstoves (gas or wood).
Contributor: EdM Burkina FasoDate added: 22/08/2011Filesize: 1 MBFile type: .ppt