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Clean Development Mechanism


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The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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CDM Watch
CDM Watch

The Clean Development Mechanism — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Solar Water Heating in Brazil
Steven Kaufman, Samuel Milton and Délcio Rodrigues describe the potential of solar water heating and the role of the Clean Development Mechanism in Brazil. Published May 2006

The Clean Development Mechanism in Nepal
Noora Singh discusses the prospects, the challenges and the viability of the Clean Development Mechanism for Nepal. Published February 2006

The Clean Development Mechanism and Sustainable Development
Ben Pearson argues that the Clean Development Mechanism is failing in its mandate to promote sustainable development. Published March 2005

Sinks and the CDM
Emily Boyd outlines the current political divergence in the debate over the use of forests as sinks under the Kyoto Protocol. Published June 2001

Implementing the CDM
Julia Curtis and Malik Amin Aslam discuss the opportunities presented by the Clean Development Mechanism and the barriers to be overcome if that potential is to be realized. Published September 1998

The Clean Development Mechanism
Julia Curtis and Malik Amin Aslam describe the background to the Clean Development Mechanism and the rationale for this new concept. Published June 1998

AIJ: Developing Countries' Perspectives #2
Following on from the previous report by Kalipardi Chatterjee, we present here the full text of the conclusions and recommendations of the conference "AIJ: Developing Countries Perspectives" held 8-10th January 1997 in New Delhi, India. Published June 1997

AIJ: Developing Countries' Perspectives #1
In the first of two articles, Kalipada Chatterjee, chief of the Global Environment Group at Development Alternatives, New Delhi, India, describes the outcome of the meeting "AIJ: Developing Countries Perspectives" held 8-10th January 1997 in which over 200 delegates from 40 countries participated. Published March 1997

AIJ — Africans In Jeopardy?
Angela Churie argues that African nations should prepare carefully for participation in joint implementation activities. Published June 1996

On the Web

Capacity Development for the CDM (CD4CDM)
CD4CDM has been implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme to generate understanding and capability of developing countries so as to participate as equal and reliable partners in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

CDM Project Activities
Listing of Clean Development Mechanism projects formally registered with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, with details and economic analysis.

CDM Watch
CDM Watch monitors the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol and maintains a listing of current projects.

CDM/JI Pipeline
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)/Joint Implementation (JI) Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all CDM/JI projects that have been sent for validation/determination. It also contains the baseline and monitoring methodologies, a list of DOEs and several analyses.

Clean Development Mechanism
News, reference material and official documents concerning the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) from the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Clean Development Mechanism Audio Files
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Audio Files were created to help spread the word about CDM in plain language.

Clean Development Mechanism in Africa
The UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development supports the development of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Africa and CDM capacity strengthening in general.

Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance
The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance has developed and is promoting rigorous standards for evaluating land-based carbon projects.

Gold Standard
The Gold Standard is owned by the network of non-governmental supporter organizations who have committed themselves to implementing the Kyoto Protocol in the spirit of true and long-term emission reductions and sustainable development. A methodology for voluntary offset projects was launched in May 2006. A quarterly newsletter is available.

JIQ Quarterly
Produced by the Joint Implementation Network in The Netherlands, the bulletin provides an up-to-date review of progress in the development of activities implemented jointly (joint implementation), including the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

The SouthSouthNorth project recognises the vital need for finding viable economic solutions that are sustainable to meet the climate challenge and builds capacity among all stakeholders in the South for the success of one solution, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.

The Role of Civil Society in Climate Change Mitigation Projects
CDM Watch organized a workshop for citizens, activists, social movements, networks and NGOs on "The Role of Civil Society in Climate Change Mitigation Projects" in October 2010 in Brasilia, Brazil. Presentations and supporting material from the workshop are available.

World Bank: Climate Profiteer
World Bank: Climate Profiteer, from the Institute of Policy Studies, argues that the World Bank irresponsibly and recklessly continues to perpetuate the world's dependence on climate-altering fossil fuels while profiting from carbon trading. Published April 2008

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015