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Making joint implementation work

Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe

Draws on experiences of Central and Eastern European countries to examine the Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) flexibility mechanisms created by the Kyoto Protocol and explores issues regarding their implementation.

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Europe

Designing the Clean Development Mechanism

Operational and institutional issues

Prepared for the OECD Climate Forum, this paper addresses the two key institutional dimensions of the CDM: Design of the regulatory framework and design of the implementation models.

Climate of Export Credit Agencies

Reveals that export credit and investment insurance agencies (ECAs) as a group are promoting exports and investments to developing countries that will contribute to long-term increases in greenhouse gas emissions.

Capacity for Climate

Economies in Transition After Kyoto

This report reviews the challenges and opportunities presented by the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol for Central and Eastern European countries with economies in transition, and serves as a background study for the project.

What might a developing country climate commitment look like?

Examines voluntary participation by developing countries under an approach that reintegrates the two facets of the common but differentiated principle. Discusses the use of an alternative form of emission targets -- greenhouse gas intensity targets.

Climate, biodiversity, and forests

Issues and opportunities emerging from the Kyoto Protocol

Examines why the role of forests and land-use change under the Kyoto Protocol remains controversial. Notes that climate change is a major threat to biodiversity and that protecting biological diversity may help mitigate other impacts of climate change.

Climate Protection Policies

Can We Afford to Delay?

This report explains why delaying policy implementation threatens to make climate protection more, not less, costly while also postponing potential benefits from early action.

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