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How to define a good offset project? : Buyers' definitions of high-quality projects

  • The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is in crisis. More and more market participants are leaving the sector. In the light of this development, some argue that governments should step in as buyers of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). Given the limited volumes of public funding, however, governments will have to prioritise some projects over others. This policy brief therefore analyses national purchase programmes and multilateral carbon funds in order to identify criteria public investors are applying in the selection of the projects they finance. The aim is to identify a vision of a high quality CDM project that be can be made use of when designing a possible support programme.

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Document Type:Working Paper
Author:Nicolas Kreibich, Wolfgang SterkORCiDGND, Christof Arens
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-57892
Publisher:Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Place of publication:Wuppertal
Year of Publication:2014
Number of page:22
Series Title (English):JIKO policy brief
Divisions:Energie-, Verkehrs- und Klimapolitik
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politik
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt