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Clean Development Mechanism Projects in EAC: An overview

This briefing paper analyses emission reductions and sustainable development benefits of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in East Africa, and provides recommendations on improving the performance of such project. Key among them is the need for a market-friendly environment for investment in CDM projects. The paper also indicates that hydro and reforestation projects and large scale projects have been found to perform best in promoting sustainable development.