Fuel switching by Cimentos de Mocambique-Matola Gas Company, Mozambique

<div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Description</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld"></td><td class="columns"><div class="less">For years Matolas residents suffered the consequences of air pollution caused by the cement factory, Cimentos de Mocambique. With an output of roughly 240,000 tonnes of clinker, and 400,000 tonnes of cement per year, the Matola plant is the largest cement producer in the country. </div><a class="seemore" href="#">See more...</a><div class="more" style="display:none"> In 2000, the plant began to let out plumes of smoke, visible from kilometres away. This smoke caked surrounding neighbourhoods in a fine white dust, which penetrated every possible receptacle. According to Centro Terra Viva, residents lodged numerous complaints with the Ministry of the Environment (MICOA) and the Matola municipality. Despite clear evidence that the factorys filters were not working properly, neither MICOA nor the Matola municipality took action. <br/><br/> Protests came not only from local communities and environmentalists, but also from neighbouring factories such as Mozambiques food processor, Companhia Industrial da Matola (CIM). Its been proven that Cimentos de Mocambique is polluting the environment, though theyve tried to deny it. The particles the factory releases may not be toxic, but they can have an impact on peoples lungs and cause respiratory problems. Furthermore, that dust also damages the vegetation in the surrounding area. <br/><br/> Cimentos de Mocambique-Matola Gas Company applied with the UNFCCC for the right to produce and sell carbon credits under the CDM.Cimentos de Mocambique has signed an agreement with the Matola Gas Company (MGC) to fuel the clinker kiln with natural gas, rather than coal, arguing that the fuel switch project would reduce emissions by 37,153 tonnes of CO2 a year. This project is so far the only registered CDM in Mozambique. <br/><br/><a class="seeless" href="#">(See less)</a></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Basic Data</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Name</td><td>Fuel switching by Cimentos de Mocambique-Matola Gas Company, Mozambique </td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Country</td><td><a href="/country/mozambique">Mozambique</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Accuracy of Location</td><td>LOW country/state level</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Source of Conflict</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (1st level)</td><td>Industrial and Utilities conflicts</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (2nd level)</td><td>Other industries<br /> REDD/CDM</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><a href='/commodity/carbon-offsets'>Carbon offsets</a><br /><a href='/commodity/sand-gravel'>Sand, gravel</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Project Details and Actors</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Details</td><td class="columns">,000 tonnes of clinker, and 400,000 tonnes of cement per year</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Urban</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Company Names or State Enterprises</td><td><a href='/company/cimentos-de-mocambique'>Cimentos de Mocambique</a> from <a href='/country-of-company/mozambique'><small>Mozambique</small></a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>Ministry of the Environment (MICOA) Matola municipality</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>Groundwork and Justicia Ambiental/FOE</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">The Conflict and the Mobilization</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)</td><td>LOW (some local organising)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">When did the mobilization begin</td><td>UNKNOWN</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Forms of Mobilization</td><td>Involvement of national and international NGOs<br /> Objections to the EIA</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Impacts</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Environmental Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Air pollution, Global warming</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Health Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Other environmental related diseases</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Outcome</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Status</td><td>In operation</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Pathways for conflict outcome / response</td><td>Application of existing regulations</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>Not Sure</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Why? Explain briefly.</td><td>Levels of pollution have fallen since new filters were installed in 2009, but are still well above acceptable levels set by the WHO</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Sources and Materials</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> <a class="refanch small" href="www.cdm-africa.org" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> <a class="refanch small" href="http://cdmscannotdeliver.wordpress.com/chapters/chapter-6-mozambique/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Meta Information</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Contributor</td><td>Patrick Bond</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>08/04/2014</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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