Clean Development Mechanism Books

  • The Clean Development Mechanism

    The CDM engages the signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol to offset their own GHG emissions by investing in low GHG emitting projects in developing countries. This report outlines the WBCSD’s work on the CDM, highlighting a solar panel project in Brazil.The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) offers hope for tackling seemingly intractable ...

  • Engaging the Private Sector in the Clean Development Mechanism

    This report describes the key lessons learnt from the activities carried out under the 'Engaging the private sector in the CDM' initiative and suggests possible options for increasing private sector engagement. It also documents and builds on experiences of a number of companies having implemented CDM ...

  • The Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism, and the Building and Construction Sector

    Buildings are responsible for more than one third of total energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions globally, both in developed and developing countries. The potential for drastic reductions of the energy consumption in buildings is significant. However, research presented in this report indicates that the Clean Development Mechanism ...

  • Improving the Clean Development mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012

    With a substantial project pipeline and more than 500 million Certified Emission Reductions issued to date, the Clean Development Mechanism has rapidly become a central pillar of the international carbon market. Nevertheless, growing criticism has been directed against a number of perceived shortcomings, from disappointing environmental and ...

  • Laying the Foundations for Clean Development: Preparing the Land-Use Sector. A quick guide to the Clean Development Mechanism

    This booklet provides information to forestry and land use audiences, principally in developing countries, who want to find out more about the CDM and how it affects their activities. It introduces the existing policy and regulatory framework of the CDM. It offers guidance on the eligibility of different project activities. It lays out what ...

  • Clean Development Mechanism, (The). Implications for energy and sustainable agriculture and rural development projects (En)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThe international community is increasingly aware of the dangers of climate change and is steadily advancing towards the design of mechanisms to mitigate its adverse impacts and adapt to its consequences. The creation of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change and its Kyoto ...

  • Carbon sequestration options under the clean development mechanism to address land degradation - vol 92 (En)

    Series: World Soil Resources ReportsCarbon sequestration can be defined as the capture and secure storage of carbon that would otherwise de emitted to or remain in the atmosphere. This publication contains the results of a study on the origin and background of the carbon sequestration options and the Clean Development Mechanism. The attitude and ...

  • Flexible Mechanisms for an Efficient Climate Policy

    In the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, industrialized countries agreed on binding absolute targets for greenhouse gas emissions and on the admission of flexible market-economy instruments - such as emissions trading, joint implementation and the clean development mechanism - used for reaching the targets. The ...

  • Legal aspects in the implementation of CDM forestry projects

    Among the various innovative instruments linked to the Kyoto Protocol is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which offers developed countries a chance to offset some of their greenhouse gas emissions by funding development projects in areas such as renewable energy and forestry. Over the last two years, the rules of the CDM and those relating ...

  • Legal Aspects in the Implementation of CDM Forestry Projects

    Among the various innovative instruments linked to the Kyoto Protocol is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which offers developed countries a chance to offset some of their greenhouse gas emissions by funding development projects in areas such as renewable energy and forestry. Over the last two years, the rules of the CDM and those relating ...

  • Carbon Inventory Methods

    Carbon inventory requiring estimation of carbon dioxide emissions and removals in land-use categories for national greenhouse gas inventory and changes in stocks of carbon in projects aimed at climate change mitigation has become increasingly important in global efforts to address climate change. Hence, there is a need for a handbook that provides ...

  • 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, ...

  • Atmospheric and Biological Environmental Monitoring

    The harmful impacts of pollution on atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic environments can cause extreme temperature changes, clean water shortage, and increase toxicity. This book studies environmental pollution impacts, from the mechanism of toxic nanoparticles on the molecular level to the detection of trace gas on the satellite perspective. It ...

  • The Economics of Climate Change Policy

    This important collection embodies the author’s pioneering and on-going efforts to incorporate equity and efficiency principles into the economics of climate change policy. It represents a valuable compendium of work, both previously published and original, the range of which is not otherwise readily accessible.   Adam Rose was one of the first ...

  • Law and Economics of International Climate Change Policy

    The Kyoto Protocol is a landmark international agreement to tackle the problem of global climate change. Most operational details of the Protocol, however, were not decided in Kyoto but deferred to following conferences. This deferral of the details, while probably appropriate to initially reach the agreement, has become a major stepping ...

  • Stabilization and Solidification of Hazardous, Radioactive and Mixed Wastes, 3rd Volume

    Stabilization and solidification (S/S) technologies have been used for decades as a final treatment step prior to the disposal of radioactive and chemically hazardous wastes. STP 1240 provides you with the latest technical exchange of S/S information available from both of these scientific communities. The majority of papers addresses leachability ...

  • On the Compatibility of Flexible Instruments

    The Third Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention was held in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997, the result being the Kyoto Protocol. Among the matters accepted by the parties to the Protocol were three Flexible Instruments: Joint Implementation, the Clean Development Mechanism, and International Emissions Trading. However, it soon ...

  • Operating Large Scale Membrane Bioreactors for Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    During the last decade membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology has grown up to be state of the art in municipal wastewater treatment. Since 1999 the Erftverband has designed, tendered and commissioned three MBR for municipal wastewater treatment in Germany, with capacities from 3,000 to 45,000 m³/d. The Erftverband was one of the pioneers in the full ...

  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment and Engineering

    Explores the fundamental concepts of sustainable wastewater treatment Uses the concept of mass balance to develop models applicable to various unit processes Examines energy production from wastewater treatment with calculations Addresses U.S. EPA and international standards Covers recent advances in nutrient removal concepts and technologies ...

  • Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives

    Twenty-eight peer-reviewed papers, reflecting the latest information on sealant and adhesive durability, cover: Field Experience with Sealed Joints and Adhesive Fixations—discusses a novel secondary drainage system for architectural panel walls, consisting of tubes and joint protection collection reservoirs with one-way valves; the ...

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