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ABBBA AFRICAN BIOENERGY AND BIOFUELS BUSINESS ASSESSMENT


BIOENERGY & BIOFUELS  Increased need for biomass:  African blending mandates  EU 20-20-20 target, China, India, etc  African investment opportunities:  Technical development  Sustainable solutions: Avoided deforestation,

reduced poverty, improved food security, better gender equality


PRESTUDY F4D – FORESTRY FOR DEVELOPMENT – HOW BIOENERGY PROJECTS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA CAN REDUCE CLIMATE IMPACT, FIGHT POVERTY AND MAKE MONEY. Have a strong local presence Include exports Don’t demand special treatment

Avoid charity Hang in there


ABBBA Jan 2013 – Dec 2015


LONG-TERM TARGET

�New investments in the African

biomass and bioenergy sector, including biodiversity protection and echotourism. High sustainability criteria are applied for all investments, which must support local development �


Bilaga 3: Flödesschema för projekt ABBBA

•The expert network identifies and develops potential Nordic investors •African partner organizations identify and screen potential local producers

Identifying actors

FLOW CHART

Feedback & discussion •Between the working team of Global Utmaning, the Steering committee and potential Nordic investors •Between the working team of Global Utmaning and African partner organizations

•Three levels of meetings •Annual reports •Cooperations process Meetings & reports

Match-making & investments •Field visits, feedback process • Match-making process • Investments

• Support to, and

dialogue with actors to ensure sustainable investments

Follow-up & continued support


STEPS ON THE WAY…  Stronger networks in the Nordic countries and Africa  Identifying and screening potential producers in Africa

- (The Octagon tool, AWF/AWC, CASDA)  Identify potential investors in the Nordics  Match-making process – dialogue, meetings, etc  Public events in Sweden about sustainable investments – civil society and private sector dialogue  Yearly reports


RISKS – EXAMPLES  Land right issues  Corruption  Social and political tenisions

 Weak governance and rule of law  Negative social and/or environmental consequences  Gender inequality in forestry/energy sector

 Polarized debate in Nordics about investment in Afrika


JOINT AGENDA  Potential African producers, projects…  Joint funding opportunities  Relevance for strategy fulfillment ?


TACK! THANK YOU! ASANTE SANA! klara.grenhagen@globalutmaning.se mattias.goldmann@globalutmaning.se

www.globalutmaning.se


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