Clean development mechanism in Iran: does it need a revival?

Alizadeh, Reza, Majidpour, Mehdi, Maknoon, Reza and Shafiei Kaleibari, Saeed (2016) Clean development mechanism in Iran: does it need a revival? International journal of global warming, 10 (1,2,3). pp. 196-215. ISSN 1758-2083

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Abstract

This paper aimed to study clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in Iran. Greenhouse gas mitigation strategies are generally considered costly with world leaders often engaging in debate concerning the costs of mitigation and the distribution of these costs between different countries. CDM projects are useful tools to reduce these costs. Kyoto Protocol includes three mechanisms, namely: emission trading, joint implementation and CDM. CDM is the only mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in which developing countries can participate. Comprehensive interviews with experts from Iranian oil and energy ministries and Department of Environment (DOE) resulted in detecting the missed opportunities for CDM in Iran. Lack of long term planning for the Kyoto Protocol, limitation of technology and finance, lack of regulation and functionality of a financial system and international sanctions are the most significant obstacles for implementation of CDM projects in Iran. At the end, a comprehensive analysis for utilising CDM to greenhouse gas reduction and climate change mitigation is presented.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, Clean development mechanism, CDM, Kyoto Protocol
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mehdi Majidpour
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 11:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63086

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