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Delton Chen

Jul 20, 2014
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Hello Kijani, Great looking proposal !! I linked to you proposal in mine because (in theory) Global 4C would provide finance to help with reforestation. Cheers Delton

Delton Chen

Jul 20, 2014
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Hello again, may I ask you some questions? QUESTION 1:- Assuming: 1) mean annual increment of 10m3 biomass/yr/ha 2) yields 0.284t carbon per m3 fresh wood. 3) Carbon sequestration = 4,260t C or 15,634 t/CO2. 4) 15 year project I am really interested to know from you, what would the benefit be for your project if, for example, for each tonne of CO2-e your project sequestered received a cash payment (reward) of $50/tCo2-e. For example, at $10/tCO2-e, it appears that your project would earn $156,340 USD. Or about 10,000 $/yr? For example, at $50/tCO2-e, it appears that your project would earn $781,700 USD. Or about 52,000 $/yr? So how would this change the social dynamics and economics? Would this cause problems? Is it too much money? If this level of reward was available over the whole of Africa, what would happen? QUESTION 2:- How long does this carbon stay stored (out of the atmosphere?). Is it harvested in 15 years? In 40 years? I am really interested to hear your views. Kind regards, Delton Chen

Urs Dieterich

Jul 20, 2014
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Dear Delton, Thank you very much for your comment. I am happy to try to address your questions About (1): There are several assumptions that need to be realized before cash could actually be generated from the carbon sequestration we outline in our proposal. First, a recognized method for carbon accounting according to an international standard such as the Verified Carbon Standard (http://www.v-c-s.org) or the Gold Standard (http://www.goldstandard.org) would have to reveal the precise amount of CO2 our project can claim to sequester. The calculations would then have to be revised by a recognized auditor such as SCS (http://www.scsglobalservices.com). It is only upon validation and verification that carbon credits (reduced by a risk buffer) could be issued and sold. The relative transaction costs of this process are considerable given the small size of our project. Through a rough calculation we decided that carbon finance from an A/R methodology would only become a viable option beginning at a project size of 1,000ha. Other carbon finance options we may be considering include, for instance, clean cookstoves. However, none of these options constitute a concrete strategies we are currently pursuing. Furthermore, the price on the voluntary carbon markets is highly volatile and lies in the area of $5 rather than $10 or $50. Actually achieved prices strongly depend on one's market access and marketing strategy. You are right that unusual cash flows generated through a project activity can have a range of effects on the social dynamics of both implementing organizations and surrounding communities. Developing commonly agreed concepts for benefit sharing, including robust social safeguards, are therefore important. Lastly, there are several forest carbon projects in Africa. Some of these initiatives have achieved considerable positive outcomes for poverty reduction, carbon sequestration, and ecological restoration. The complexities of carbon accounting, risk of upfront investment, current oversupply in the market of credits, and continuous monitoring and management, however, currently constitute barriers for certain organizations to engage in carbon projects. About (2): Our project area in the North Marmanet is gazetted as "forest." This means that no commercial timber use can legally occur. We therefore do not plan to harvest the planted trees. Theoretically, the trees are assumed to exist "into perpetuity" and to create the foundation of a diverse mixed species forest. This would lead to an increase of overall carbon stocks in the region, including sequestering carbon into the soil. Hopefully, I managed to answer your questions. I am happy to provide further clarification in case needed. Best regards, Urs

Delton Chen

Jul 20, 2014
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Thank you Urs.

Jose Pons

Jul 21, 2014
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Great proposal!

Huynh Phu Dat

Jul 31, 2014
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Wow , Synergies of Reforestation & Community Empowerment in Kenya . We solve a global problem , not Kenya's problem , right ? When your proposal win this contest , can your proposal solve a global problem when you just solve a Kenya's problem ? Are you kidding with this contest ?

Climate Colab

Aug 6, 2014
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Novelty: 2/5 Reforestation of 100 ha of land in highland Kenya—not particularly novel Workability: 4/5 Well-developed proposal. The budget of 42K Euro/year is reasonable, and could provide good returns. Looks to have a strong component of community involvement, which is important. Effectiveness: 3/5 This proposal is quite limited in scope (100 ha) but is scalable in principle. Thoroughness: 4/5 Good proposal. The timelines have been thoughtfully developed. Presentation: 5/5 Well done. --- This is an excellent proposal well thought out, limited in scope but very likely to deliver what it proposes to do. The group should reach out to the Green Belt Movement, which has more experience that any other group in planting trees in Kenya.

Victor Blanco

Aug 26, 2014
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Great project. I wish you the best!. As I supported your proposal I would appreciate you support my proposal in Waste Management Contest, named 'REACC - Recycled Debris for Adaptation to Climate Change'. Regards!

Climate Colab

Sep 3, 2014
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- Strong proposal from a competent team. Proposal for community-based reforestation in central highlands of Kenya. - Very doable project by experienced group. They have done all the right things to get this in place, and I expect they will be able to carry it out. The impacts on climate are not large, but it's a good start and can be an example for others. - Very nice information pulled together by folks from Kenya, US, and Germany. The responses to each set of questions is also well said.

Hemant Wagh

Sep 5, 2014
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If you could consider requesting your future clients to store throughout the year the seeds of fruits they eat at home and spread those seeds, after commencement of Mansoon, the rainy season, on to unused land in & around the city, town, village, as an activity that would help improve green cover! Rather than wasting the fruit seeds by letting decay, this would help grow fruit-bearing trees as well. Following is a link to such a proposal. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300103/planId/1310401

Mataka Alex

Sep 10, 2014
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But dirrect me on how to vote for u, Alex in uganda

Philip Omondi

Sep 10, 2014
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thanks Alex for your support, just follow the directions I have outlined below 1. visit kijani.co/ccl 2. click Register 3. enter a screen name, email, name, password and retype 4. click CREATE account at the bottom 5. revisit the kijani.co/ccl page and finally 6. click vote. share with your friends

Huynh Phu Dat

Sep 11, 2014
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So vote for you work . All the best .

Huynh Phu Dat

Sep 11, 2014
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100 !!! Good luck .

Peter Schindler

Sep 11, 2014
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Hi Urs, gute Sache und viel Erfolg. Peter

Urs Dieterich

Sep 12, 2014
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Herzlichen Dank, Peter!! Urs

Urs Dieterich

Sep 12, 2014
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Thanks a lot everyone!!

Osero Shadrack Tengeya

Sep 17, 2014
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Hi Team Kijani and your friends, kindly consider voting for my proposal shown on this link. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300206/planId/1002 Thanks.

Anne-marie Soulsby

Sep 23, 2014
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Mambo Kijani, Please consider voting for my proposal, https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300801/planId/1309001 Good luck with your entry! Asante/Thank-you @conserveaction

Osero Shadrack Tengeya

Sep 30, 2014
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I wish all the Kijani guys all the best.

Sammy Karanu

Sep 30, 2014
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Thanks a lot Everyone

Tobias Lohse

Oct 2, 2014
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Thanks you so much for all the votes. We are really happy right now. Over 1400 votes were cast for Kijani in the end

Victor Blanco

Oct 4, 2014
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Congratulations!!! Please check the "Discusion Section" in the "Community" label... Proposal of activity during the Conference Session of 2014 Winners... https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/discussion#discussion%3DpageType%3ATHREAD%2CthreadId%3A1337218