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The Clean Development Mechanism and the international diffusion of technologies: an empirical study

Dechezlepretre, Antoine, Glachant, Matthieu and Meniere, Yann (2008) The Clean Development Mechanism and the international diffusion of technologies: an empirical study. Energy Policy, 36 (4). pp. 1273-1283. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is expected to stimulate the North–South transfer of climate-friendly technologies. This paper provides an assessment of the technology transfers that take place through the CDM using a data set of 644 registered projects. It provides a detailed description of the transfers (frequency, type, by sector, by host country, etc.). It also includes an econometric analysis of their drivers. We show that transfer likeliness increases with the size of the projects. The transfer probability is 50% higher in projects implemented in a subsidiary of Annex 1 companies while the presence of an official credit buyer has a lower—albeit positive—impact. The analysis also yields interesting results on how technological capabilities of the host country influence technology diffusion in the CDM.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/energy-policy/
Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 16:22
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39941/

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