Linking RE Promotion Policies with International Carbon Trade

Scoping Study

Implementing national policies may threaten the eligibility of renewable energy projects for CDM/JI, thus reducing international development financing. Therefore countries need to be very careful when crafting their national promotion policies. The objectives of the IEA-RETD project were to perform a scoping study on the interplay between national RE promotion policies and international carbon trade. The study summarizes the ongoing discussion, describes the main barriers that may hinder – or at least not sufficiently support – the implementation of national RE promotion policies, and provides suggestions for removing these barriers.