Other Issues

Policy Issues that affect the CDM’s environmental integrity

The CDM Executive Board makes decisions on a large number of issues, including project registrations, the issuing of carbon credits as well as decisions about policy issues every time they meet. Most of the policy topics require in-depth understanding of the technical and policy implications. We give short introductions on a range of important policy issues that affect the quality of offsets:

Problematic Project Types in the CDM

Some project types in the CDM are inherently more problematic than others. This is the case for projects that are likely to be non-additional, lead to over crediting, perpetuate unsustainable practices, or are more likely to have harmful impacts for the local populations. Learn more about the following project types:


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