CO2 emissions

Aera is the largest trader of CO2 emissions reduction certificates in Africa.

Our team structures and executes spot and forward OTC transactions. We offer fixed or floating price contracts with or without options and can set up delivery guarantees for buyers or prepayment schemes for project developers. We originate our CO2 emissions certificates portfolio from renewable energy, energy efficiency or waste treatment projects across Africa. We own the largest carbon credits portfolio from Africa with a supply capacity of 3.1 million tons of CO2 equivalent per year.

We trade with an active network of buyers (utilities, financial intermediaries, trading houses, industries, carbon aggregators, corporates,..) spread across Western Europe (80%), Asia (10%) and North America/Others (10%).

Key data

Products Traded


1,2 million

CO2 certificates delivered in 2020


active trading counterparts