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Risky business

Lessons in risk management for an international greenhouse gas emissions market

Identifies risk-management principles pertinent to the international market for greenhouse gas emissions rights and fashions recommendations for each.

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.


Perverse Habits

The G8 and Subsidies That Harm Forests and Economies

Identifies Group of Eight (G8) subsidies to forest products industries that undermine forest protection and accelerate forest loss and highlights actions these countries should take to conserve and manage forests for future generations.

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.


An assessment of National Councils for Sustainable Development

Comparative analysis catalogues the different strategies pursued by NCSDs, areas of demonstrated achievement, and common obstacles.


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