The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience

The Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is currently the only United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) market mechanism that includes transport projects in developing countries. This mechanism has the dual objective of promoting sustainable development and contribu...

Descripción completa

Detalles Bibliográficos
Autor Principal: Umaña Restrepo, Guillermo
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Desconocido (Unknown)
Publicado: 2015
Materias:
Acceso en línea:http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/674
id ir-p17054coll23-674
recordtype dspace
spelling ir-p17054coll23-6742020-09-29 The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience Umaña Restrepo, Guillermo The Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is currently the only United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) market mechanism that includes transport projects in developing countries. This mechanism has the dual objective of promoting sustainable development and contributing to green-house-gas emission reductions. However, transportation is currently a niche sector within the CDM due to the small number of transport projects registered under it. This is despite transportation being one of the sectors with the fastest growth-rate of greenhouse-gas emissions in the developing world. This paper examines the limitations of CDM-registered transport projects to achieve long-term sustainable development outcomes through the CDM. The experience of project ‘TransMilenio Phase II – IV’ in Bogotá (Colombia) serves to argue that CDM registration requirements of Additionality and Fixed-Term Crediting may be detrimental to achieving these outcomes through the CDM. Thus an opportunity exists to increase the significance of the transport sector within the international climate change regime through a dedicated ‘Sustainable Development Package for Transport’ in future agreements. Additionality; Clean development mechanism; climate change; Emission Trading; Kyoto protocol; Sustainable development; Transmilenio; Transport; United Nations Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Derecho 2015 PDF Artículo ENG - Inglés Bogotá (Colombia) Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/674
institution Biblioteca Virtual Banco de la República - Colecciones digitales
collection Custom
language Desconocido (Unknown)
topic Additionality; Clean development mechanism; climate change; Emission Trading; Kyoto protocol; Sustainable development; Transmilenio; Transport; United Nations
Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Derecho
spellingShingle Additionality; Clean development mechanism; climate change; Emission Trading; Kyoto protocol; Sustainable development; Transmilenio; Transport; United Nations
Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Derecho
Umaña Restrepo, Guillermo
The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience
description The Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is currently the only United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) market mechanism that includes transport projects in developing countries. This mechanism has the dual objective of promoting sustainable development and contributing to green-house-gas emission reductions. However, transportation is currently a niche sector within the CDM due to the small number of transport projects registered under it. This is despite transportation being one of the sectors with the fastest growth-rate of greenhouse-gas emissions in the developing world. This paper examines the limitations of CDM-registered transport projects to achieve long-term sustainable development outcomes through the CDM. The experience of project ‘TransMilenio Phase II – IV’ in Bogotá (Colombia) serves to argue that CDM registration requirements of Additionality and Fixed-Term Crediting may be detrimental to achieving these outcomes through the CDM. Thus an opportunity exists to increase the significance of the transport sector within the international climate change regime through a dedicated ‘Sustainable Development Package for Transport’ in future agreements.
format Artículo (Article)
author Umaña Restrepo, Guillermo
author_facet Umaña Restrepo, Guillermo
author_sort Umaña Restrepo, Guillermo
title The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience
title_short The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience
title_full The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience
title_fullStr The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience
title_full_unstemmed The transport sector and the CDM: long-term sustainable development? – Transmilenio’s experience
title_sort transport sector and the cdm: long-term sustainable development? – transmilenio’s experience
publishDate 2015
url http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/674
_version_ 1682460018099617792
score 11,489418