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JIKO Policy Paper 04/2010

New Mechanisms for the Carbon Market? Sectoral Crediting, Sectoral Trading, and Crediting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

In particular industrialised countries have strongly advocated for introducing new emission trading mechanisms at sectoral level. The expectation is that scaled-up mechanisms will be able to mobilise carbon finance on a much larger scale than so far, will be better able to reach sectors the CDM has so far hardly tapped, will give incentives to developing countries to implement climate-friendly policies, and will be more environmentally robust than the project-by-project approach of the current CDM. This paper analyses the viability of sectoral approaches in developing countries as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Sterk, W.: New Mechanisms for the Carbon Market? Sectoral Crediting, Sectoral Trading, and Crediting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions. JIKO Policy Paper 04/2010. Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Wuppertal - 19 pages.


Date: July 2010
Type: Policy Paper