Can the CDM bring technology transfer to developing countries? An empirical study of technology transfer in China's CDM projects

TitleCan the CDM bring technology transfer to developing countries? An empirical study of technology transfer in China's CDM projects
Publication TypeOther Working Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWang, B
Secondary TitleThe Governance of Clean Development Working Paper Series No. 002
KeywordsDevelopment, GCD, UEA, working papers
Abstract

China has undertaken the greatest number of projects and reported the largest emission reductions on the global Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) market. As technology transfer (TT) was designed to play a key role for Annex II countries in achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions, this study examines the factors that have affected the CDM and TT in China. The proportion of total income derived from the Certified Emissions Reductions (CER) plays a key role in the project owners’ decision to adopt foreign technology. Incompatibility of CDM procedures with Chinese domestic procedures, technology diffusion effects and Chinese government policy all contribute to the different degrees and forms of TT.

Institution

UEA

Research Areas

Development