Clean Development Mechanism Articles

  • The Application of the Industrial Chiller

    The cooling characteristics of industrial water chillers and the application of cooling characteristics of industrial water chillers appears with the rapid development of the modern industrial technology. In order to improve production efficiency, improve product quality and reduce production costs, the requirement of temperature control in production process is becoming more and more strict. ...

  • Clean Development Mechanism Projects

    What are Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects? The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an element of the Kyoto Protocol that generates Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from eligible climate change projects in developing countries. CERs are valuable assets and can be used in compliance markets such as the EU ETS, or in national ...


    By thinkstep

  • Securitising risk and the clean development mechanism

    Delivery risk is central to pricing carbon offsets, but has been the focus of limited attention in the carbon markets. At the same time, remote regions and promising technologies – desperate for investment – have been underserved by the carbon markets. This paper proposes that the current policy objectives and functions of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) be expanded to include arrangements ...

  • The impact of clean development mechanism in achieving sustainable development

    The flexible mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, the clean development mechanism (CDM), should fulfil a twin objective: cost-effective greenhouse gas mitigation and enhancement of sustainable development in developing countries. As most host CDM countries have not established the proper institutional capacity to approve CDM projects and, at the same time, are prerogative to define sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing countries and climate change

    This paper is a discussion of the policies of developing countries in the negotiations on climate change. To most developing countries, this is not considered a major issue (except for OASIS countries) but it was used as an instrument for leveraging their claims for a better distribution of wealth among nations and an increase in Official Development Assistance (ODA). The adoption of renewable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in Ecuador

    Type      HOFGAS®-Ready/C 2000 Performance      2,000 Nm³/h, 10,000 kW Location      Zambiza (EC)   Situation The landfill is located near Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Since 1979 five million tonnes of domestic refuse has been deposited. After successful degassing trials, it was established that the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Transitioning from the CDM to a clean development fund

    This article highlights some of the significant challenges facing the CDM, including low environmental integrity, high transaction costs and the incompatibility of additionality requirements and sustainable energy promotion. The paper looks to wider global developments as its point of departure for considering solutions to these critical, technical challenges and suggests that there should be ...

  • Improving the Clean Development Mechanism Post-2012: A Developing Country Perspective

    In this article, we assess the future prospects of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) from the perspective of a developing country, drawing on Vietnam as a case study. First, we review the performance of the CDM and describe the evolution of carbon markets on the path towards a post-2012 climate regime. Next, we place Vietnam in a post-2012 context, and assess potential project resources, ...

  • Governance reform of the clean development mechanism after Poznan

    The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has proven to be a very successful instrument, which is remarkable considering the fact that the climate change regime had no such global market mechanism or market experience just over seven years ago. Now it has become established and has engaged stakeholders, and there has been increased scrutiny of its governance structures and ...

  • The Clean Development Mechanism: Kyoto Comes Home to Roost

    The Clean Development Mechanism - a cornerstone of the Kyoto Protocol which allows industrialised nations to invest in emission reduction projects in the developing world - is inching towards reality. This summer, the European Commission unveiled plans to let companies buy CDM credits to help meet their targets under the EU emissions trading scheme. But long-running controversies over the CDM's ...

  • A general equilibrium analysis of demand side management programs under the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto protocol

    This paper analyzes the economic and environmental consequences of a potential demand side management program in Thailand using a general equilibrium model. The program considers replacement of less efficient electrical appliances in the household sector with more efficient counterparts. The study further examines changes in the economic and environmental effects of the program if it is ...


    By The World Bank

  • Carbon emission trading in India and Sri Lanka

    Kyoto Protocol has established three trading mechanisms, namely International Emission Trading (IET), Joint Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) which enable industrialised countries to achieve carbon emission reduction targets as economically as possible. Out of these three mechanisms, CDM is the most important mechanism for the developing countries. CDM allows the carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An appellate body for the clean development mechanism: A due process requirement

    With thousands of projects in the pipeline and about 1.5 billion carbon credits to be generated by 2012, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has become a socio-economic order of scale that involves international institutions, governments and private entities worldwide. The concept of mobilizing investment in low carbon technology in developing countries in exchange for cost-efficient Certified ...

  • Climate actions

    The Cement Sustainability Initiative's (CSI) “Climate Actions” publication details the results of industry efforts to address major sustainability challenges. These include: a sector-specific CO2 Accounting and Reporting Protocol, a global database of cement plant energy and emissions performance, a new approach to the Clean Development Mechanism, and ways in which the cement industry could be a ...

  • Surviving Kyoto's 'do or die' summit

    This article sets out the importance of the Kyoto Protocol process to be decided at the Copenhagen COP XV Conference of December 2009. It clarifies the latest aspects of the clean development mechanism. It explains in practical terms, the relative negotiating positions adopted by developing and developed countries and possible impacts on world poverty. It presents two proposals that are win-win ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Interest groups and efficient design of the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol

    The implementation of activities aimed at mitigating global greenhouse gas emissions is more cost-efficient in developing countries than in most of the industrialised world. Nevertheless, efficient mitigation may have adverse effects on equity. A Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is therefore to assure that the interests of all parties implicated in Joint Implementation between industrialised and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benefits and barriers to the implementation of renewable electricity clean development projects: the case of the south Mediterranean basin

    This paper shows how Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in renewable electricity (RE-CDM projects) may contribute to the sustainability of South and East Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs). It also shows that several factors make the implementation of these projects difficult, including the relatively weaker CDM institutional capacity of SEMCs. Therefore, countries in this region should ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving the clean development mechanism with sustainability-rating and rewarding system

    As the world contemplates a post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy architecture, some key observations of the clean development mechanism (CDM) remind us that climate change policies should be linked more closely to the promotion of sustainability. A sustainability-rated CDM (SR-CDM) is proposed in this paper; it applies the gold standard as a way of assessing the sustainability value of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The clean development mechanism and the principles of industrial ecology – exploring the interconnections and mutual opportunities

    This article explores how Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects can be designed and developed, employing some central Industrial Ecology (IE) principles so that they become more transformative. The results of a case study conducted in Thailand are presented and it is shown how IE principles can be used to design a 'biomass-based Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system' suitable for CDM ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comparative analysis of the `development dividend' of Clean Development Mechanism projects in six host countries

    Reform of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a key issue in advancing the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol. The CDM was created with the mutual objectives of providing cost-effective abatement opportunities for industrialized countries and to advance sustainable development in developing countries. Current literature, however, suggests that the CDM is failing to deliver on its promise of a ...

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