Sustainable Forestry Investment Under the Clean Development Mechanism: The Malaysian Case

29 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2002

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

In the light of the development of the Malaysian forestry sector in recent years, the article gives an overview over the current discussions around the inclusion of biological carbon sink projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol, like forest definitions, additionality, baselines and permanence. Some new ideas are presented, the details of which need to be explored in detail in further studies. As a result, the article gives twofold recommendations: First, which issues international climate negotiators need to tackle in order to make forestry projects work in practice; and second, how and under which conditions CDM forestry can be supportive to the Malaysian development goals.

Keywords: Marrakech Accords, Clean Development Mechanism, Carbon sinks, Forestry

JEL Classification: N55, O13, P28, Q23

Suggested Citation

Dutschke, Michael, Sustainable Forestry Investment Under the Clean Development Mechanism: The Malaysian Case (2002). Hamburg Institute of International Economics Discussion Paper No. 198. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=331041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.331041

Michael Dutschke (Contact Author)

biocarbon economics Ltd. ( email )

CKR House, 70 East Hill
Dartford / Kent, Middlesex DA1 1RZ
United Kingdom
+447774447686 (Phone)

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