Benin - Assistance in calculating and validating the value of the baseline non-renewable biomass fraction in Benin

Context: 

In application of the Kyoto Protocol, Benin set-up a favourable framework for CDM projects by appointing a Designated National Authority (DNA) and an approbation process for CDM projects. For project designer with a link to biomass (eg: efficient cookstoves), the calculation of the baseline value of non-renewable biomass fraction is a key entry data to quantiy GHG emissions reductions. This key value, was not yet calculated and validated by Benin at the time.

 

Objectives: 

It is in this context that the DNA of Benin requested assistance from the CSF in order to calculate the baseline value and to traing the DNA staff in updating the value.

Results: 

During his missions, the expert:

  • did an inventory of available data on biomass ressources in Benin
  • designed a rigorous methodology for the calculation
  • calculated the value and its long-term trend
  • validated the value during a national restitution workshop involving key stakeholders from climate change, forestry and biomass-energy sector.

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