Unlocking a Spekboom Economy in the Klein Karoo


Klein Karoo


2015 – 2018

About the initiative:

This was a capacity building project to support a semi-structured learning programme for the Jobs for Carbon management team about land restoration practices, the carbon economy and carbon market opportunities associated with land restoration. It explored potential institutional and financial models for spekboom-based carbon trading that could unlock revenue from carbon sequestered by Jobs for Carbon.

Activities undertaken and deliverables:

  • Three learning workshops involving landowners, professionals and practitioners
  • Three learning exchange visits in Eastern and Western Cape
  • Publication of a technical report on carbon economy systems and opportunities
  • Assessment of feasibility, costs, risks and benefits of spekboom-based carbon trading by GCBR
  • Jobs for Carbon Project Identification Note lodged with the South African carbon registry Credible Carbon