This book assesses the organizational structure of projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. It explains why, instead of the expected bilateral structure where a company from an industrialized country invests in a project in a developing country and receives the emission reduction credits in return, a unilateral structure prevails whereby a company from a developing country finances the emission reduction project itself and sells the emission reduction credits. The book arrives at three fundamental, interconnected, conclusions: CDM is logically a unilaterally driven investment activity; CDM investment is an irrelevant compliance instrument for companies from industrialised countries and the structure of the compromise is flawed and unequal.
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||192|
|ISBN (Print)||978 1 84720 928 3|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|