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.
- IEA-RETD and Project Developer Forum jointly organised a side event at the SBSTA in Bonn: Linking Renewable Energy (RE) Promotion Policies with International Carbon Trade, June 2011
- Linking Renewable Energy (RE) Promotion Policies with International Carbon Trade (Axel Michaelowa, University of Zurich)
- The status of renewable energies in the CDM and the UNFCCC’s action to overcome obstacles (Massamba Thioye, UNFCCC Secretariat)
- Renewable energy and new market mechanisms (Gareth Philips, PD Forum)