Sustainable Forestry Investment Under the Clean Development Mechanism: The Malaysian Case
29 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2002
Date Written: 2002
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
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