Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Established by Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol, evolved from a Brazilian proposal, and stipulated throughout the COP 3 negotiations, the clean development mechanism (CDM) is the only of the three mechanisms introduced by the Protocol that include developing countries.

Its two fundamental objectives are to advise the Climate Change Convention Annex I countries to meet their greenhouse gases emission reduction targets at a lower cost and, at the same time, help developing countries achieve sustainability. In summary, the CDM allows the implementation of projects in countries not included in the Convention’s Annex I to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, allowing for the creation of certified emission reductions (CERs), representative of credits.

The CDM is, therefore, the market instrument of the Protocol applicable to Brazil.

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CDM Project Activities

CDM Project Activities

Activities that are part of a candidate CDM project and that provide a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases or an increase in the removal of CO2. (see question 20 of the ABC of Changes)

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Arc of deforestation

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The Stern Review

The Stern Review

Paper commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom on the effects on the global economy of climate change in the next 50 years. It was coordinated by World Bank economist, Sir Nicholas Stern, and published on October 30, 2006. One of the main conclusions of...