Study calls for further limits on international offset credits

January 2012
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Jan2012, Issue 444, p42
The article discusses the report published by the European Commission that recommended stopping the use of international offset credits from major hydropower projects in the third phase of the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). The reports says that large-scale hydro schemes are now the commonest type of project seeking registration under the United Nations (UN) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It also found that technology transfer have slowed in Brazil, India and China.


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