30 May ’18: UK-registered Enso-Impact UK, a joint venture partner of Carbon-Plus Capital, today completed a 6-month study to assess the feasibility of a social enterprise to supply renewable energy services to Kenya’s tea producers and farmers

30 Apr ’18: Eco Delta Services, Carbon-Plus Capital’s Nigerian joint venture with DIFS Consultant Limited, today completed a study commissioned from Price Waterhouse Coopers Nigeria to assess the feasibility of a project in partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company to supply electricity and other energy services to off-grid households and business in the Niger Delta based on the utilization of associated petroleum gas from oil fields that would otherwise be flared

28 Feb ’18: Eco Delta Services, Carbon-Plus Capital’s Nigerian joint venture with DIFS Consultant Limited, agrees a joint venture with Nigerian-registered industrial services specialist Century Group with the aim of developing an enterprise to supply electricity and other energy services to businesses and households in off-grid communities in the Niger Delta

01 Nov ’17: Carbon-Plus Capital and DIFS Consultant, a Nigeria-registered company specializing in social marketing, today announced the formation of Eco Delta Services Limited, a joint venture company established with the aim of pursuing commercial opportunities in low-carbon development in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

01 Dec ’16: Today, the Partners and Sponsors of the Niger Delta Low Carbon Growth Initiative, released a report of the results and outcomes of a two-and-a-half day Workshop hosted by Eco Delta Services Limited, a joint venture between Carbon-Plus Capital and Nigeria-registered social marketing and stakeholder engagement specialist DIFS Consultant Limited, and a founder partner of the Initiative, to develop a strategy and work plan to deliver the next stage of the Initiative’s development

01 Oct ’17: UK-registered Enso-Impact UK and Carbon-Plus Capital, today launched a 6-month study to assess the feasibility of a social enterprise to supply renewable energy services to Kenya’s tea producers.

01 Dec ’16: Publication of Report of Outcomes of Meeting of Core Research and Development Team of the Niger Delta Low Carbon Growth Initiative, 22-24 Nov ’16, Port Harcourt, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Today, the Partners and Sponsors of the Niger Delta Low Carbon Growth Initiative, released a report of the results and outcomes of a two-and-a-half day Workshop hosted by Eco Delta Services Limited, a joint venture between Carbon-Plus Capital and Nigeria-registered social marketing and stakeholder engagement specialist DIFS Consultant Limited, and a founder partner of the Initiative, to develop a strategy and work plan to deliver the next stage of the Initiative’s development.

18 Nov ’15: Publication of Report of Outcomes of Stakeholder Consultation Workshop, Phase II, Niger Delta Low Carbon Growth Initiative, 04-05 Nov ’15, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Today, Stakeholder Democracy Network and Carbon-Plus Capital, on behalf of the Partners and Sponsors of the Niger Delta Low Carbon Growth Initiative, released the results and outcomes of a one-and-a-half day Workshop, designed to engage stakeholders in a process of reviewing and strengthening plans for a pilot initiative designed to help Niger Delta’s transition to a low carbon economic future.  The Report sets out the objectives of the workshop, and the feedback of the stakeholders on its different aspect. These were presented through a Programme of briefing Sessions by the project development team each followed by a period of interrogation and feedback in the form of Breakout Groups.  These included SWOT Analysis of each key element of the proposed pilot and a Risk and Impact Assessment of the overall approach:

  •  Session 1: The Problem, Mr. Inemo Samiama, Stakeholder Democracy Network
  • Session 2: The Idea, Mr. Niall Marriott, Carbon-Plus Capital
  • Session 3: The Model, Pillar 1 – Sustainable Ecosystem Services Management, plus SWOT Analysis, Mr. Ochuko Odibo, Project Adviser
  • Session 4: The Model, Pillar 2 – Sustainable Natural Resource Management, plus SWOT Analysis, Mr. Ebenezar Asaah, Project Adviser
  • Session 5: The Model, Pillar 3 – Sustainable Public Services and Infrastructure Management, plus SWOT Analysis, Mr. Niall Marriott, Carbon-Plus Capital
  • Session 6: The Plan, plus Risk and Impact Analysis, Mr. Niall Marriott, Carbon-Plus Capital
Interspersed between these by presentations by a range of external speakers on different aspects of the enabling environment for low carbon economic development in Nigeria: 
  • Presentation 1: The Enabling Environment – The National Climate Change Strategy, Dr Samuel Adejuwon, Federal Department of Climate Change
  • Presentation 2: The Enabling Environment – Lessons from the Field, Cross River State REDD-plus Project, Mr. Odigha Odigha, Bayelsa State Ministry of Environment
  • Presentation 3: The Enabling Environment – Engaging the Skills, Knowledge and Expertise of Local Communities, Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation

The Workshop is a key part of the project design process underpinning the Initiative and securing licence-to-operate from key actors and stakeholder including the Free Prior and Informed Consent of local communities.  The results will be used to refine the Work Plan for developing a fully researched and developed pilot project.

04 November, 2015: Commissioner Wills, Government of Bayesla State Nigeria, opens Stakeholder Consultation Workshop

Over the next two-days, Yenagoa is providing the location for a one-and-a half-day workshop hosted by the Bayelsa State Ministry of Environment to present a plan to stakeholder which will help transform natural resource management in the Niger Delta and place economic development in the region on a lower carbon more sustainable footing. Opened by Honorable Iniruo Wills, the Bayelsa State Environment Commissioner, the workshop builds on the recommendations of a Scoping Project which was completed in 2014 and is an important step in the process of securing a licence-to-operate from both government and from local communities to carry out a pilot project. Generously supported jointly by the Nigeria embassies of the governments of the Netherlands and Norway respectively, the workshop will interrogate the proposed design and structure of the pilot through a programme of presentations and breakout groups. These will focus on assessing the potential Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Strengths of each of the methodologies the pilot will test and also the potential economic, social and environmental Risks and Impacts that will need to be managed.  A report of the results and outcomes of the workshop will be published in due course.

31 Jan ’15: Carbon-Plus Capital and Stakeholder Democracy Network release findings and recommendations of Phase I of Niger Delta Climate Resilience Initiative.

31st January, 2015

Carbon-Plus Capital and Stakeholder Democracy Network today released the findings and recommendations of Phase I of the Niger Delta Climate Resilience Initiative, a 6-month scoping project to determine the potential of carbon market-based finance to support a transition to sustainable, low-carbon development in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.

A key recommendation of the report is the establishment of a public:private partnership with the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Environment of Bayelsa State Government to test the Initiative’s underlying concepts in the form of a pilot.

Phase II will take approximately 12 months to complete and will focus initially on securing a Letter of No Objection from the Federal Department of Climate Change, the Designated National Authority for approving carbon market finance-based activities in Nigeria, a process which the Nigerian Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has generously agreed to support.