Implementing the Clean Development Mechanism in Fiji : opportunities and barriers in the energy sector

Maguire, Rowena (2009) Implementing the Clean Development Mechanism in Fiji : opportunities and barriers in the energy sector. Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter, 14(65), pp. 127-130.


The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has been praised for its ingenuity in mobilising finance to implement sustainable development practices in non-industrialised countries (known as Non-Annex 1 parties under the Kyoto Protocol). During the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2008-2012), a large number of clean development mechanism projects have been registered with the CDM board. In addition to the large number of registered CDM projects, there are significant numbers of proposed projects stalled in implementation due to the cumbersome and lengthy CDM approval process.

Despite this regulatory criticism it is recognised that the role performed by the CDM is essential for achieving a significant reduction in global green house gas emissions. This is because the CDM funds sustainable development in countries that lack capacity to do so on their own. It is anticipated that some form of CDM instrument will continue post the 2012 timeframe and that reform of the mechanism will be focused around making the mechanism’s approval and implementation processes faster and more efficient.

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ID Code: 57939
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Clean Development Mechanism, Fiji, renewable , energy
ISSN: 1323-7349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Queensland Environmental Law Association
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2013 05:04
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2013 02:06

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