Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

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Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a set out in Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a flexible mechanism which allows a country with an emission-reduction or emission-limitation commitment under the Protocol to implement an emission-reduction project in a developing country in order to earn sellable certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2 which can be counted towards meeting Kyoto targets.

UNFCC.int, http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/mechanisms/clean_development_mechanism/items/2718.php