China Pursues Emissions Reduction Through Clean Development Mechanism Projects

April 7, 2005

Chinese government officials are supporting the pursuit of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects stipulated in the Kyoto Protocol. In an effort to reduce overall emissions, the CDM guidelines allow developed countries to obtain emissions credits in exchange for providing developing countries with technological expertise and funding for emissions reduction projects. A Beijing Review article reports that the Chinese government is pursuing CDM projects that focus on prevention and control of industrial pollution, urban garbage disposal, reduction of harmful emissions, and afforestation and protection of grasslands.