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UNEP Risø Releases Report on CDM Reform

UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) November 2008: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development has released a publication entitled “A Reformed CDM –  including new Mechanisms for Sustainable Development,” which examines and suggests ways of improving the clean development mechanism (CDM).

The publication addresses four main issues: sustainable development and equity; institutional reform; expansion of project categories; and scaling up mitigation. It comprises 13 papers, prepared by 17 contributors from the private sector, Designated National Authorities, the CDM Executive Board, and research and development agencies. The publication seeks to answer the question “How to reform the CDM in a post-2012 climate regime?,” to contribute to the discussions and decisions of the relevant professionals and policy makers in the lead-up to the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in December 2009.

The publication will be launched at the UNEP Risø side event to the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC entitled “Emerging capacity development needs and the way forward for the CDM,” on 4 December 2008 in Poznan, Poland. [The Publication] [UNEP Risø Website]