After the World Cup: Programmatic CDM Kicks Off in South Africa

South Africa successfully organised the first-ever Football World Cup on African soil last summer. And soon it will be hosting another historic event: its first CDM Programme of Activities (PoA). After their tragic loss in the football final, the Dutch will be playing a different game this time.

Under the “LED’s Kick Off” PoA, Dutch company Lemnis Lighting will distribute LED lighting devices in South Africa to realise greenhouse gas emission reductions that will, inter alia, compensate the World Cup’s domestic carbon footprint. This article provides a brief description of the regulatory framework for programmatic CDM and discusses some interesting features of the African World Cup PoA, as well as certain legal issues associated with programmatic CDM.

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