Pinpoints the areas within the CDM's regulations where public access and participation should be introduced. Highlights the importance and the benefits of including such measures in the already complex Kyoto Protocol on climate change....
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.
Details struggles over basic design and features of the Clean Development Mechanism established in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change. Reviews different designs and explores how an "open architecture" CDM might operate.
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.
A Guide for the Perplexed
Provides readers a tool by which to form their own judgment about the likely economic impact of climate protection policy.