Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

A Critical Assessment of the Clean Development Mechanism

Paula Castro

In this groundbreaking book, Paula Castro presents the first systematic categorization of positive and negative incentives generated by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for climate change mitigation in the Global South.

Chapter 2: Conceptual framework

Paula Castro

Subjects: development studies, development economics, economics and finance, development economics, environmental economics, environment, climate change, environmental economics, environmental politics and policy


In this chapter, insights from the environmental economics literature on addressing public goods problems are combined with insights from political economy and public policy on international environmental regimes and their effectiveness in order to describe the incentives framework in which the Kyoto Protocolís CDM and its implications for climate change mitigation in developing countries will be analysed empirically later.

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