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Climate change mitigation in developing countries: a critical assessment of the clean development mechanism


Castro, Paula (2014). Climate change mitigation in developing countries: a critical assessment of the clean development mechanism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

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In this groundbreaking book, Paula Castro presents the first systematic categorization of positive and negative incentives generated by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for climate change mitigation in the Global South.
To reduce the cost of meeting their greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, industrialized countries may rely on the CDM, a market instrument that allows them to count emission reductions from projects in developing countries as their own. Presented in four core empirical chapters, the book critically reviews whether and how the CDM creates incentives or disincentives for developing country action towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and draws lessons for the future international climate change regime.
Recommendations and discussion on the reform of the CDM invoke debate on the future of this policy in developing countries, which is vital material for both policy makers and international institutions introducing similar instruments. Students and researchers working on topics related to environmental politics, climate policy, environmental economics and environmental science will also find this resource invaluable.

Abstract

In this groundbreaking book, Paula Castro presents the first systematic categorization of positive and negative incentives generated by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for climate change mitigation in the Global South.
To reduce the cost of meeting their greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, industrialized countries may rely on the CDM, a market instrument that allows them to count emission reductions from projects in developing countries as their own. Presented in four core empirical chapters, the book critically reviews whether and how the CDM creates incentives or disincentives for developing country action towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and draws lessons for the future international climate change regime.
Recommendations and discussion on the reform of the CDM invoke debate on the future of this policy in developing countries, which is vital material for both policy makers and international institutions introducing similar instruments. Students and researchers working on topics related to environmental politics, climate policy, environmental economics and environmental science will also find this resource invaluable.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:17 Apr 2014 06:56
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 17:20
Publisher:Edward Elgar
Number of Pages:200
ISBN:978-1-78254-567-5
Official URL:http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=15357&breadcrumlink=&breadcrum=&sub_values=
Related URLs:http://www.recherche-portal.ch/zbz/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=ZAD&doc=ebi01_prod010067384 (Library Catalogue)

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