CDM, carbon markets and beyond

The Clean Development Mechanism

The Clean Development Mechanism

Under the Kyoto Protocol, most developed countries have agreed to limit or reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. To help reach these goals, there are a number of market-based mechanisms based on carbon trading. MDG Carbon supports Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects which permit project-based carbon trading between countries and organisations.
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Carbon finance beyond the CDM

Carbon finance and the CDM are characterised by a rapidly changing and fast-evolving regulatory and market context. A typical evolution is from project-based to sector-based activities, and then to national and regional emission trading schemes. Each developing country can benefit from carbon finance in line with its national circumstances and objectives.
The second and third arms of MDG Carbon’s activities, scaled-up and sector-wide activities, and unaddressed sources and sinks, address these emerging areas.

In Focus

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'POA & BEYOND' - A NEW WEBINAR SERIES - jointly organised by MDG Carbon and the World Bank Institute Climate Change Practice.


The first 4 webinars can be downloaded here:
Setting up PoAs
/ Experiences from the field / Measuring, Reporting and Verification / Engaging the Private Sector in Fast Start NAMAs.

The 5th webinar about the upgrade of a CDM Standardized Baselines to a holistc NAMA MRV in the rice sector will be held on June 18, 2014.


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