Clean Development Mechanism - Definition, glossary, details

CDM stands for Clean Development Mechanism which is a mechanism defined in Article 12 of the Kyoto protocol to achieve the following 2 objectives: 1.       To assist countries not included in Annex I countries (especially developing countries) in contributing to the sustainable development which is to prevent climate change. 2.       To assist Annex I countries in achieving compliance with their greenhouse gas reduction commitment. Under CDM, the developed countries that have a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under Kyoto protocol can invest in green projects in developing countries. In this process they can claim the carbon credits equivalent to the reduction in the amount of CO2 emissions.

Other Terms

Carbon capture and storage Carbon sink Carbon Sequestration
Climate Change Carbon Credits Carbon Trading
Cap and Trade Carbon Footprint Carbon Offset
CO2 Scrubber Chemical Absorption Cogeneration
Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
Carbon Cycle Carbon Tax Clathrate Gun Hypothesis
Canadian Sedimentary Basin Carbon dioxide Fertilization Carbon dioxide Equivalent
Carbon Intensity Clean Coal technology Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT)
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Carbon Market
Conference of Parties (COP) Carbon Allowance Carbon Offset
Cap Rock Chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) CO2 migration
Carbon Adsorbent California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) Carbon Financial Instrument (CFI) contract
Carbon leakage Carbon Neutral Climate Feedback
Climate lag Coal Mine Methane Carbon Accounting
Coal Gasification Carbon Price Carbon Calculation

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