Come have lunch each week with young researchers from EPIC at this interdisciplinary lunch and learn series. This week will feature Deniz Aycan .



In half an hour, this presentation will provide a brief overview of the current discussions and findings related to the carbon market’s role and potential in climate finance, particularly in Zambian case. First, the presentation summarizes the technical mechanisms regarding voluntary markets and the current regulations for compliance markets under Paris Agreement’s Article 6. Regarding the experience of these markets in Zambia, main findings from the data analysis include: 1) that undersaturated sectors such as renewable energy and water should be further developed and 2) that almost half of the credits issued are remaining. The presentation will highlight the necessity of Nationally Determined Contributions alignment on compliance markets for effective use of market opportunities. Lastly, the presentation will open up the discussion on strategies for lowering financial barriers in African contexts and how research & data could support this cause.