Standards

CDM Clean Development Mechanism

CDM Clean Development Mechanism

Governing Organization

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Memberships

Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management

Description

The CDM allows emission-reduction (or emission removal) projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2. These CERs can be traded and sold, and used by industrialized countries to a meet a part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

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