Conference Day One: Tuesday 28 September 2010

08.30 Registration And Coffee

08.45 Chair’s Welcome And Opening Speech

09.00 Opening Address:

Futhi Mtoba
Chairman, Deloitte Southern Africa
Chairman, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

Understanding Africa’s role in the global carbon marketplace

09.30 Reflecting on the status of carbon markets in Africa

  • Analysing the legislation and regulation relating to carbon in African countries
  • Reviewing carbon market activity and CDM project registration and pipeline in African countries
  • Understanding the key emerging drivers for carbon market growth on the continent

Duane Newman
Partner
Deloitte

10.00 Considering How To Unlock The Potential Of CDM In Africa

  • Understanding the potential for CDM development in Africa
  • Aligning global objectives with national growth and improvement of living standards
  • Ensuring sustainable, strategic long-term development of carbon finance

Collins Olisa-Emeka Gardner
CDM Specialist
Nigerian Presidential Implementation Committee on CDM

10:30 Networking Coffee Break

11.00 Encouraging Growth In The Number Of CDM Projects In Africa

  • Understanding the limitations currently affecting project delivery and how they can be overcome
  • Building a legislative environment that supports project development and improves performance
  • Stimulating project growth to meet the demand for quality CDM project credits and the local community

Greg Knill
Chief Director of Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, Limpopo

11.30 Panel Discussion: How Significant Is The Role Of Africa In Global Development Terms?

  • Are global development targets achievable?
  • What could be done to make the impact of guidelines more effective?
  • What is the potential contribution Africa could make to global targets?

Greg Knill
Chief Director of Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, Limpopo

Collins Olisa-Emeka Gardner
CDM Specialist
Nigerian Presidential Implementation Committee on CDM

12.00 Networking Lunch Break

De-mystifying policy, regulation and contracts

13.00 Understanding The CDM Project Life-Cycle From A Project Owner Perspective

  • Overcoming complex project registration processes to reduce margin for error
  • Presenting an essential checklist for validation to avoid critical mistakes
  • Managing the process through to verification and project completion

John Parkin
CDM Director
eThekwini Municipality

13.30 Combating The Challenge That Project Change Presents

  • Incorporating change management into the CDM process
  • Understanding how to recover momentum as the ‘goal posts’ move
  • Presenting case study examples for management of project change

Barney Kogpe
Manager
National Business Initiative South Africa

14.00 Understanding The Contractual Terms For CDM Projects From A Host Country Perspective

  • Clarifying the South African DNA regulations and their synergy with UNFCCC guidelines
  • Outlining the sustainable development criteria in place and its impact on CDM project development
  • Demonstrating the country host DNA approval process to provide clarification and guidance to project hosts

Chauke Lindiwe Olga
Director DNA's Office, Designated National Authority for Clean Development Mechanism
Department of Energy South Africa

14.30 Networking Break

15.00 Considering ICLEI’s Approach To Locally Developed CDM Programs

  • Understanding the impact of regionally implemented guidelines to improve synergy with international targets
  • Driving sustainable solutions to meet regional requirements
  • Improving the measuring and monitoring progress that supports change

Lucinda Fairhurst
Climate Change Adaption Coordinator
ICLEI

15.30 Panel Discussion: What Is The Role Of The Regional DNA In Ensuring African CDM Success?

  • How can each regional DNA assist project owners, developers and investors to achieve project success?
  • How effective are current structures?
  • What policy and procedure is required to stimulate CDM project growth?

Chauke Lindiwe Olga
Director DNA's Office, Designated National Authority for Clean Development Mechanism
Department of Energy South Africa

Lucinda Fairhurst
Climate Change Adaption Coordinator
ICLEI

Barney Kogpe
Manager
National Business Initiative South Africa

John Parkin
CDM Director
ethekwini Municipality

Reducing developer and investor project risk

16.00 Identifying Problems Associated With Verification And The Impact Of UNFCCC Decisions At EB48

  • Understanding why CDM projects fail and what can be done to prevent failure
  • Analysing the problems with verification and the impact on project success
  • Considering the impact of UNFCCC decisions at EB48

Johan Myburgh
Process Development Manager
Sappi Management Services

16.30 A Funder’s Perspective Of How To Overcome CDM Project Challenges

  • Understanding the role of IDC as a project partner to assist with effective development
  • Analysing when, where and how to participate in the CDM project cycle
  • Presenting case study examples and a best practice approach to collaborative working that reduces project risk

Rentia van Tonder
Head of Wood, Paper and SBU
Industrial Development Corporation

17.00 Panel Discussion: What Can Be Done To Reduce The Risk To Project Developers?

  • What impact do regulatory changes have on developer risk appetite?
  • How could this process be better managed?
  • How can the development of small scale CDM projects help to reduce risk?

Rentia van Tonder
Head of Wood, Paper and SBU
Industrial Development Corporation

Anton Lewis Olivier
Project Director
NuPlanet BV

17.30 Chair’s Closing Comments

17.35 End Of Day One