the CDM, GHG
(greenhouse gas) mitigation projects that contribute to sustainable
development in developing countries can help Annex I countries
economies in transition) meet
their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
The research activities
undertaken in this project aimed to
to the evolving CDM rules and modalities
to develop CDM projects.
of the project
Negotiating the CDM
The project partners kept track
of international climate change negotiations, participated
in sessions of the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change, and contributed to the evolving rules and
modalities of the CDM.
TERI, and the project partners
from Bangladesh, China, and Indonesia assessed CDM policy
and the potential for projects in renewable energy, industrial
energy efficiency, power generation, and transport for their
respective countries. The Pembina Institute analysed the potential
role of the Canadian government and industry in the CDM.
projects in Asia
Two projects were selected by
each Asian partner for further development under the CDM.
The criteria used to select these projects included country-specific
sustainable development goals, Canadian investor preferences,
potential eligibility under simplified procedures defined
for CDM small-scale projects and the size and cost of GHG
Several CDM workshops were organized
by the project partners for policymakers, project developers,
and investors in Canada, Asia, and at various COP sessions.
The Pembina Institute brought out a user's guide to developing