A Local Project Implementation Partner (LPIP) is an entity that has signed a LPIP agreement with Green Development and has distributed approved ethanol stoves to households and registered these households as a program participating households in the carbon credit program.
Local Project Implementation Partners are partners that will get funding support from Green Development through the income from Carbon Credit. Partners that have signed a contract with Green Development and have accepted to abide by all terms and conditions in this mentioned contract can be called Local Project Implementation Partners. To know more about this contract please clik here: http://madagascarethanolstoveprogram.org/download/local-project-implementation-partnership-contract/
The Local Project Implementation Partner is required to support Clean Cooking Madagascar in the process to ensure compliance with the safeguard requirements. Among other things, they are required to:
- Sign the Local Project Implementation Partners agreement with Green Development,
- Only buy ethanol from certified ethanol producers,
- Ensure that the ethanol is properly denatured and colored and has purity of at least 90%,
- Provide training to retailers on how to sell the ethanol stoves,
- Ensure that the ethanol stoves sold are approved by the program and that the stoves have a three-year warranty,
- Ensure that all ethanol is stored safely at all time,
- Ensure that all ethanol to be distributed to retailers are sealed. Bottles shall be corked and sealed shortly after they have been filled with denatured ethanol.
- Sell the ethanol stoves at below cost so that they become affordable to the end users.
According to the contract between the project implementer (Local Project Implementation Partner) and Green Development, Local Project Implementation Partner might get:
- Up to $12 a year for each singe burner stove for up to 4 years. Hence a maximum of $48.
- Up to $20 a year for a double burner stove for up to 4 years. Hence a maximum of $80.
The maximum payments only apply for stoves sold and registered correctly in the program by the end of 2017 and for partners that has complied 100% with the program guidelines and requirements.
Annual payment will be reduced by 50% for payment support for each stove after 2020. Hence funding support will be less for stoves sold and registered in the program after 2017.
The following LPIP has signed a LPIP partnership agreement with Green Development and are hence eligible for the support from the program:
Apart from Safi, no other partners have signed a LPIP contract and no other entities are hence eligible for the support from the program. This is expected to be a result of the clarity of the legality of the presidential decree that specifies that ethanol and ethanol stoves shall be taxed in the same way as charcoal. Clean Cooking Madagascar does however encourage others to sign the LPIP contract with Green Development and hence be entitled to the program support from Green Development AS and Clean Cooking Madagascar.