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Article: The Clean Development Mechanism and neglected environmental technologies

TitleThe Clean Development Mechanism and neglected environmental technologies
Authors
KeywordsDeveloping countries
Climate policy
Renewable energy
Issue Date2013
Citation
Energy Policy, 2013, v. 55, p. 165-179 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) provides an institutional framework for developed countries to support projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. Are the technologies promoted those most needed by the recipient countries? We address this question by first reviewing Technology Needs Assessments prepared by developing countries, and then comparing the stated needs to the technologies most frequently promoted via CDM. While there appears to be a good match between requested technologies and those used in CDM, desired technologies such as solar energy for remote locations, biofuels, improved cooking stoves, and efficient lighting appear "neglected" by CDM. Nonetheless, a review of costs for these technologies suggests that many could be cost effective for developing countries. For projects requiring wide dispersal of household items, such as cooking stoves or lighting, the administrative burdens of CDM provide a hurdle. In other cases, difficulties quantifying the ancillary benefits of these projects hinder the promotion of these technologies. We conclude with possible explanations for why these technologies are neglected and suggestions for future research. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202159
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.045
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.436
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dc.contributor.authorKim, Jungeun-
dc.contributor.authorPopp, David C.-
dc.contributor.authorPrag, Andrew-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-22T02:57:44Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-22T02:57:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationEnergy Policy, 2013, v. 55, p. 165-179-
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202159-
dc.description.abstractThe Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) provides an institutional framework for developed countries to support projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. Are the technologies promoted those most needed by the recipient countries? We address this question by first reviewing Technology Needs Assessments prepared by developing countries, and then comparing the stated needs to the technologies most frequently promoted via CDM. While there appears to be a good match between requested technologies and those used in CDM, desired technologies such as solar energy for remote locations, biofuels, improved cooking stoves, and efficient lighting appear "neglected" by CDM. Nonetheless, a review of costs for these technologies suggests that many could be cost effective for developing countries. For projects requiring wide dispersal of household items, such as cooking stoves or lighting, the administrative burdens of CDM provide a hurdle. In other cases, difficulties quantifying the ancillary benefits of these projects hinder the promotion of these technologies. We conclude with possible explanations for why these technologies are neglected and suggestions for future research. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofEnergy Policy-
dc.subjectDeveloping countries-
dc.subjectClimate policy-
dc.subjectRenewable energy-
dc.titleThe Clean Development Mechanism and neglected environmental technologies-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2012.11.049-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84873180067-
dc.identifier.volume55-
dc.identifier.spage165-
dc.identifier.epage179-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000315606700016-

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