|MEST Registers First Ever Clean Development Mechanism In Ghana|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 12:40|
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology is pleased to announce the registration of “Zoomlion Ghana Limited Composting of Municipal Solid Waste in Accra Area” (UNFCCC/Project N.5381), the first ever Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) activity to be registered in Ghana.
The project features the latest sorting and composting facility in West Africa. Its able to process 300 tonnes of waste per day for the first year of operation and 600 tonnes/day for the subsequent years. Financing, construction and day to day management of the project are the responsibilities of Zoomlion Limited, Waste Management. The plant was inaugurated in the second quarter of 2012 and will start to produce and sell compost for agricultural, horticultural and landscaping activities in the upcoming weeks. Carbon credits to be generated by the Project have been pre-sold to Standard Bank far back in October 2010. Registration of the project was facilitated by the Clean Development Mechanism Secretariat (Designated National Authority) with the Carbon Credit Trading Committee of the Ministry.
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology welcome the registration as a support for Ministry’s action towards greenhouse gas reduction: Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the fight against climate change are in line with Ghana’s commitment to keep Ghana clean, green, healthy and pleasant place to live”. We wish to express our profound gratitude to the company; Zoomlion, local authorities, especially the DNA and the CDM committee of MEST and other stakeholders, for their support throughout this process.
Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology wish to inform the general public that the CDM Secretariat is prepared to facilitate any project that contributes to green house gas reduction and the attainment of sustainable development.
Interested Project Participants (PP) in CDM should present the following to the CDM secretariat for review and approval.
1. A Project Idea Note (PIN)
2. A Project Designed Document
3. Draft validation report of the Project
4. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)/Environmental Permit
5. A local representative
Once again we say congratulations to all.
HON. SHERRY AYITTEY (MS)