Dissertation/ Thesis

Leveraging Carbon Revenue for Poverty Alleviation

“This paper will describe the process of how a poor community in Umdoni, Kwazulu Natal
(KZN) South Africa achieved GHG reductions and converted these into carbon revenues and
then recycled the bulk of the revenue back into their community. A voluntary carbon
registry, specialising in poverty alleviation projects, assisted the community with auditing, registering and selling the carbon credits. The project, Umdoni Gel Stoves, is a ‘fuel switching’ project which makes use of bioethanol gel supplied under the South African Government’s Free Basic Alternative Energy (FBAE) policy, and using gel stoves supplied by donors and local government.”