Mphanda Nkuwa Dam to Apply for CDM Credits?

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By Payal Parekh

“>additional and promote sustainable development. Unfortunately the Mphanda Nkuwa hydro power project fails on both accounts. Since it has already been approved and is moving forward, it cannot be considered additional. If the sale of carbon credits through the CDM were crucial for the funding of the project, then it would not have already been approved.

Rather than contributing to sustainable development, the Mphanda Nkuwa Dam is a menace. In addition to displacing rural farmers, Mphanda Nkuwa would make downstream restoration through improved management of very difficult to achieve.

You can bet as soon as this project is open for public comments, we and our African partners will be deluging the CDM Executive Board with many comments!

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