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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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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Bettina Cerban on September 14th, 2009

We need to remember that the economic and behavioral changes required under the current climate change management plans are not going to be willed into being, they have to be consciously produced. This will only happen if commitment and compliance can be obtained from all communities in the world.

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“Flexible mechanisms” – One principle established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) during negotiations is that parties have “common but differentiated responsibilities”. Controversial as it is in translating this principle into policies, it rightly captures the diverse nature of participating countries. With “differentiated responsibilities”, it naturally follows that “flexible mechanisms” […]

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