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Assessing sustainability for CDM projects A case study from Thailand

Gervasoni, Giulia (2006)
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The main characteristic of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) introduced by the Kyoto Protocol is its twofold objective, aimed at integrating the goal of reducing CO2 emissions, on a local and global scale, with the promotion of sustainable development in developing countries. This work discusses how sustainability assessment at the project level remains a critical issue, as it is often regarded as a secondary issue by project developers focusing on a limited number of countries and technologies. Several methods on how to measure sustainable development in CDM projects have been illustrated in this paper, and the critical aspects of performing sustainability assessments have been discussed. Through the presentation of a case study from... (More)
The main characteristic of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) introduced by the Kyoto Protocol is its twofold objective, aimed at integrating the goal of reducing CO2 emissions, on a local and global scale, with the promotion of sustainable development in developing countries. This work discusses how sustainability assessment at the project level remains a critical issue, as it is often regarded as a secondary issue by project developers focusing on a limited number of countries and technologies. Several methods on how to measure sustainable development in CDM projects have been illustrated in this paper, and the critical aspects of performing sustainability assessments have been discussed. Through the presentation of a case study from the cement industry in Thailand, the author concludes that the regulatory and institutional framework of the host countries is the factor that ultimately affects the actual implementation of CDM projects and their effective contribution to sustainable development. (Less)
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author
Gervasoni, Giulia
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Sustainable Development, Clean Development Mechanism, Thailand, Cement, Environmental studies, Miljöstudier
language
English
id
1328718
date added to LUP
2006-10-21
date last changed
2007-02-01
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  abstract     = {The main characteristic of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) introduced by the Kyoto Protocol is its twofold objective, aimed at integrating the goal of reducing CO2 emissions, on a local and global scale, with the promotion of sustainable development in developing countries. This work discusses how sustainability assessment at the project level remains a critical issue, as it is often regarded as a secondary issue by project developers focusing on a limited number of countries and technologies. Several methods on how to measure sustainable development in CDM projects have been illustrated in this paper, and the critical aspects of performing sustainability assessments have been discussed. Through the presentation of a case study from the cement industry in Thailand, the author concludes that the regulatory and institutional framework of the host countries is the factor that ultimately affects the actual implementation of CDM projects and their effective contribution to sustainable development.},
  author       = {Gervasoni, Giulia},
  keyword      = {Sustainable Development,Clean Development Mechanism,Thailand,Cement,Environmental studies,Miljöstudier},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Assessing sustainability for CDM projects A case study from Thailand},
  year         = {2006},
}