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Talk highlights mechanism's potential

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) process is slow in areas where it is most needed and must evolve to realise its full potential, COP 15 delegates heard during a UNEP-Risoe Centre presentation at the Bella Centre today.

Speaking at the Climate Kiosk - a new concept being trialled at the conference - a Senior Scientist at the UNEP-Risoe Cenre, Jorgen Fenham, said several important options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions were not yet widespread under the CDM because of the approval time involved.

Mr Fenham sited projects involving energy efficiency in buildings, transport and small-scale renewable energy projects as having great potential, particularly under a Programmatic CMD whereby projects could be rolled out more quickly across entire sectors.


Senior Scientist, UNEO-Risoe Centre, Jorgen Fenham, in Copenhagen
Senior Scientist, UNEO-Risoe Centre, Jorgen Fenham, in Copenhagen
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