The Clean Development Mechanism

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an arrangement under the Kyoto Protocol allowing industrialised countries with a greenhouse gas reduction commitment to invest in projects that reduce emissions in developing countries as an alternative to more expensive emission reductions in their own countries. A crucial feature of an approved CDM project is that the forecast carbon reductions would not have occurred without the additional incentive provided by emission reductions credits, a concept known as "additionality".

The CDM is supervised by the CDM Executive Board (CDM EB) and is under the guidance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

For more information visit the CDM website.

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