Diffusion of the clean development mechanism

Shaikh M. Rahman, Ariel Dinar, Donald F. Larson

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The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol is an innovation that combines green-house gas abatement targets with sustainable development objectives. This chapter provides an estimate of the overall growth pattern of the CDM and makes projections about CDM activity during and beyond the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol commitments under current rules. The results imply that if the emission reduction targets remain unchanged beyond the first commitment period, further expansion of the CDM pipeline is unlikely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology and Microelectronics
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Diffusion, Economics and Policy
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781616920067
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


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Rahman, S. M., Dinar, A., & Larson, D. F. (2010). Diffusion of the clean development mechanism. In Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy (pp. 193-206). IGI-Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61692-006-7.ch012