Maria Mei on December 17th, 2009

Low carbon economy represents the general trend, and cap and trade systemem is going to be a future international trade form which has a huge potential. For a long time, cap and trade system has been thriving in developed countries, especially in EU. In the current system, the whole process is mostly decided by the buyers, […]

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Something that has caught my attention as I was interviewing one of  Gambia’s delegates Momodou Njie, is that most of us have been focusing solely on common but differentiated responsibilities and what it means, when its actually, as quoted by Nije from the preamble of the UNFCCC, “Acknowledging that the global nature of climate change […]

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Grace Lange on December 7th, 2009

How can you ensure sustainable development from CDM projects? I just sat in on a side-event on the EU and China’s perspective on CDM projects in China. One of the main issues identified, was that the CDM projects in China did not contribute enough to sustainable development. The CDM has two main objectives: the help […]

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hoffmand on November 19th, 2009

As Grace, Luan and I discovered as we researched Flexibility Mechanisms, the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Africa is dismally small when compared the number of projects in countries like China, India and Brazil. However, it seems like this trend may be changing. The UN just released a report that suggests the […]

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Maria Mei on November 1st, 2009

As a fast growing developing country, China relies heavily on the use of coal that it counts for 70 percent of China’s energy resource. It is estimated that the carbon dioxide emissions coming from the use of coal will double by the year of 2030. Carbon dioxide is the main contributor to the world climate […]

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