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JIKO Policy Paper 4/2010: New Mechanisms for the Carbon Market? Sectoral Crediting, Sectoral Trading, and Crediting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

In particular industrialised countries have strongly advocated for introducing new emission trading mechanisms at sectoral level. The expectation is that scaled-up mechanisms will be able to mobilise carbon finance on a much larger scale than so far, will be better able to reach sectors the CDM has so far hardly tapped, will give
incentives to developing countries to implement climate-friendly policies, and will be more environmentally robust than the project-by-project approach of the current CDM. This paper analyses the viability of sectoral approaches in developing countries as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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Other publications

JIKO Policy Paper 2/2010: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation

Actions: Definitions, Issues and Options

According to the Bali Action Plan (BAP), the current negotiations on the future climate regime include consideration of “nationally appropriate mitigation actions by developing country Parties.“ However, despite two years of discussions and negotiations, a clear consensus on the exact nature of NAMAs and mechanisms for support has yet to emerge. This paper therefore aims to present an overview of the current state of debate and possible ways forward.

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JIKO Policy Paper 3/2010: REDD Crediting vs. REDD Funds – How Avoided Deforestation under the UNFCCC Should Be Financed

This discussion paper primarily addresses the question of how the integration of avoided deforestation into the climate regime via the REDD mechanism(Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) should be financed. After analysing the inclusion of afforestation and reforestation activities into the Clean Development Mechanism, the authors take a deeper look into financing options. They conclude that a combination of both public funding as well as the use of the carbon market would not only raise the highest amount of financial means but also serve best to reduce several risk factors.

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Further publications on the flexible Kyoto mechanisms can be found at: http://www.jiko-bmu.de/786

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