On Tuesday 28 November, the CSC Alumni Team were joined by Commonwealth Alumnus Lilian Kagume for the Development in Action webinar series. Lilian delivered a webinar on ‘Understanding how carbon financed projects contribute towards Sustainable Development Goals’.

This webinar addressed the CSC development theme of Strengthening resilience and response to crises.

The CSC’s Development in Action webinar series aims to highlight the work and research of Commonwealth Alumni across a range of development impact areas.

About the speaker

Lilian Kagume is the Head of Carbon Asset Development at Climate Impact Partners, a UK-based company that facilitates action on climate change. In this role, she supports the delivery of high impact carbon projects.

Lilian has over 6 years’ experience as a carbon asset developer and has expertise in delivering, monitoring, and evaluating carbon projects against UN Sustainable Development Goals using internationally recognised tools and methodologies.

Lilian Kagume is a 2015 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholar from Kenya. She completed an MSc in Environmental Management at the Open University.

Designing and implementing a carbon project

In this webinar, Lilian explored the role of carbon finance projects in delivering positive outcomes for economies and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Lilian began by explaining the fundamentals of a carbon project, which can have a range of outcomes but at a basic level must provide climate mitigation or adaptation solutions to communities. She also examined the various globally recognised tools to implement carbon asset projects such as the Gold Standard process. Finally, in light of the COP28 climate summit, Lilian discussed government commitments to cut global emissions, and the opportunities for the private sector to conduct their own stocktake of carbon emissions.

This webinar presentation was followed by an interactive Q&A session with Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni. A recording of this webinar is available to view on the CSC’s YouTube channel where you can also watch previous events in the series.

Join future Development in Action webinars

The CSC’s Development in Action webinars take place each month and are open to all Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni.

To find out about upcoming webinars, please visit the CSC’s events webpage.