Timespan: November 2020 to March 2021
Description: This project analyzed opportunities for the certification of emissions reductions in humanitarian activities, and potentially monetizing them as carbon credits. We conducted an initial study of emission reduction potentials of a large portfolio of annual projects aimed at supporting population in conflict zones and emergency areas. As humanitarian projects require a rapid intervention that do not always facilitate the use of low carbon technologies, our client wanted to explore how a carbon credit certification process could be implemented to support the use of more climate friendly technologies. We analyzed the emissions reductions potential additionality and MRV criteria for different type of projects and proposed different scenarios that could facilitate the use of more energy efficient technologies, including potable water, efficient cooking and distributed energy.