The Clean Development Mechanism and Least Developed Countries: Key Determinants Forcing Climate Change Mitigative Capacity through Case Study Analysis in Niger -- Dissertation Defense

Event Type: 
Seminar
Speaker: 
Andrew Winkelman
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
2024 Dana
Event Sponsor: 
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Center for Sustainable Systems

Join us at Andy Winkelman's Dissertation Defense.

Greenhouse gas offset projects such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol offer a unique opportunity to promote clean energy development in developing countries.  To date, the majority of projects and investments have gone to emerging market economies such as China, India, Brazil, and Mexico while least developed countries (LDC) have been absent from the CDM.  By examining a particular LDC, Niger, this project looks to identify the potential benefits and impediments to CDM implementation in less-developed settings.