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04.07.15

Assessing Usefulness

Do Stakeholders Regard the CDM’s SD Tool as Practical?

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This discussion paper discusses the usability of the CDM Executive Board’s Sustainable Devleopment tool. It consists of a literature review and interviews with selected host country governments, project developers and a buyer perspective on the usability of the tool.

Date: July 2015
Type: Study

01.07.15

Has Joint Implementation reduced GHG emissions? Lessons learned for the design of carbon market mechanisms

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This study by Stockholm Environment Institute evaluates the environmental integrity of Joint Implementation (JI) in the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. Of the six largest project types assessed in more detail, the authors find only one – N2O abatement from nitric acid production – had overall high environmental integrity. The evaluation clearly shows that oversight of an international market mechanism by the host country alone is insufficient. The paper makes recommendations for the ongoing review of the JI Guidelines, for carbon markets generally, and for a new climate agreement.

Date: July 2015
Type: Study

13.06.15

Practicability of Transitioning from CDM to Future Climate Policy Instruments

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This study explores options for future market-based mitigation frameworks in Non-Annex 1 countries, starting with the CDM and moving towards various possible forms of a multilateral new market mechanism (NMM) under the UNFCCC, domestic emissions trading schemes (ETS) or domestic non- ETS solutions implemented as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA).

Date: June 2015
Type: Study

01.06.15

Using Standardized Baselines (CDM) for Achieving Climate Policy Goals in Developing Countries (Suppressed Demand)

Final Report of the Project

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Standardised Baselines (SBs) shall improve the opportunities for least developed countries and other underrepresented regions to participate in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). SBs allow for shifting the effort of developing baseline scenarios and additionality testing from the individual project to the sectoral level.
This research project followed two separate approaches in order to gather experiences with the development of SBs and to contribute to the advancement of the SB regulatory framework.

Date: June 2015
Type: Study

28.05.15

Methodology for CDM eligibility criteria definition

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This study analyses different issues related to defining approaches to limit CDM eligibility in the context of the evolving climate regime.

Date: May 2015
Type: Study

26.05.15

Increasing Carbon Market Demand in Africa

A European-African Dialogue

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This brochure summarizes a panel discussion that took place on 13 April 2015 at the African Carbon Forum in Marrakech. It forms part of the ongoing political dialogue between European and African negotiators on carbon markets in the new agreement and possibilities for cooperation through climate finance. The panel was organized by Climate Focus in collaboration with the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Date: May 2015
Type: Brochure

21.05.15

Carbon Mechanisms Review 2-2015

Focus on the Essentials

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Date: May 2015
Type: Carbon Mechanisms Review

21.05.15

JIKO Policy Brief 02/2015

Financing Additional Emission Reductions: What Can Be Learned from the CDM?

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A new JIKO Policy Brief therefore explore options of applying the CDM's to do just that. The authors highlight issues of environmental system integrity and efficient allocation of funding, and discuss potential limits of the CDM's Additionality concept in its current form, if applied to climate finance.

Date: May 2015
Type: Policy Brief

15.05.15

Analysing the status quo of CDM projects

Status and prospects

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In view of the current CDM market crisis this study analyses the status quo of CDM projects worldwide.

Date: 2015
Type: Study

01.05.15

EB 83

Fine-Tuning the CDM in Times of Low Demand for CERs

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With revised methodologies the CDM EB intends to increase the mechanism’s attractiveness to innovative activities, such as electric vehicle projects. At the same time, the Board responds to the changed market situation by agreeing on measures such as the modification of the accreditation procedure and the introduction of a CERs Cancellation Platform later this year.

Date: May 2015
Type: Report