Background

The Clean Development Mechanism in the post-2012 Climate Change Regime

Year: 2011 Past Project

  • Overview

    Installations covered by the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) can use credits from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to cover a share of their emissions. The CDM credits are generated by low-carbon projects in developing countries that require the CDM support to become financially viable. 

    This project produced a series of publications in 2011, exploring the Clean Development Mechanism, and assessing it in reaching the following objectives:

    • Additionality
    • Efficient use of EU mitigation funds 
    • Sustainable Development 
    • Low-carbon development – In developing countries 
    • Low-carbon development – in Europe 
    • CDM in the case of a 30% EU emissions reduction target

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