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作者 Castro, Paula (Castro P.), author
書名 Climate change mitigation in developing countries : a critical assessment of the Clean Development Mechanism / Paula Castro
出版項 Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, [2014]
國際標準書號 9781782545675
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 人文社會聯圖  HC79.P55 C37 2014    在架上    30610020462982
說明 ix, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-197) and index
Introduction to the Clean Development Mechanism -- Conceptual framework -- Will preferential access measures overcome barriers to CDM projects in least developed countries? -- Discounting emission credits and competitiveness of different CDM host countries -- Does the CDM discourage emission reduction targets in advanced developing countries? : an analysis of the 'low-hanging fruit' issue -- Do domestic renewable energy promotion policies lead to more CDM projects? -- Concluding remarks
'Against all odds, the CDM has shown that market mechanisms for greenhouse gas reduction in developing countries can work. Nevertheless, as Paula Castro explains convincingly, the CDM is no "magic bullet". Advanced developing countries need to be "weaned off" the CDM in order to take up commitments, while the monetary incentive from emission credit sales is insufficient to put least developed countries on a low-emission pathway. However, experience from the CDM remains critical in designing new market mechanisms.' - Axel Michaelowa, University of Zurich, Switzerland. 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 policymakers 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
主題 Carbon offsetting -- Developing countries
Carbon offsetting -- International cooperation
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Developing countries
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- International cooperation
Climate change mitigation -- Developing countries
Climate change mitigation -- International cooperation
Global warming
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