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Mapping the Indicators: An analysis of sustainable development requirements of selected market mechanisms and multilateral institutions

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C. Arens
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The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) tasked the Wuppertal Institute and UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly UNEP Risoe Center) with conducting the research project "Evaluation and development of recommendations on the CDM EB’s sustainable development tool including the sustainability requirements of other flexible mechanisms“.

In this paper, the researchers analysed sustainable development requirements of selected Carbon Finance instruments and multilaterial standards and compared them to the provisions of the CDM’s SD Tool.

This paper reports on the project’s first work package, which consisted of assessing and comparing the SD provisions of selected flexible mechanisms and multilateral standards, comparing it with other mechanisms such as voluntary carbon offset schemes as well as emerging policy frameworks.

In a second step, the project team planned to conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders.