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African developers struggle to match carbon credit supply with demand

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Issue 463 - 29 Jun 2022 - By Ajay Ubhi | 3 minute read

Demand for voluntary carbon credits from Africa has risen sharply over the past decade, but in recent years the supply of new credits has fallen away. Developers blame a complex and fragmented marketplace, with numerous credit certifiers, exchanges, brokers and aggregated funds making it challenging to navigate.

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