Nexus: climate change mitigation and poverty alleviation through access to essential services
Description/achievement of initiative

The cooperative of development practitioners Nexus-Carbon For Development commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 million tons of CO2 equivalent by 2020.

Implementation methodologies

This will be achieved by giving access to essential services such as clean energy and clean water targeting vulnerable populations in low income areas of the developing world.Nexus-Carbon for Development is an alliance of pro-poor project developers whose shared vision is that the carbon market should tackle both climate change and poverty in a fair and transparent way. As a global alliance of social ventures, Nexus acts as a peer-to-peer services platform, creating synergies between its members and providing awareness raising, capacity building, carbon project documentation, and carbon asset management.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Nexus-Carbon for Development
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 13
20 million tons of CO2 equivalent
Staff / Technical expertise
Nexus Secretariat staff
Other, please specify
Projects and commitments from Nexus members. More information: http://www.nexus-c4d.org/members

Basic information
Time-frame: 2014 - December 31,2019
Nexus-Carbon for Development
Contact information
Marion Santini, Communications Manager, contact@nexus-c4d.org
United Nations