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Title:The clean development mechanism and the international diffusion of technologies: An empirical study PDF Logo
Authors:Dechezleprêtre, Antoine
Glachant, Matthieu
Ménière, Yann
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: CCMP, Climate change modelling and policy 2007,105
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 unique 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.
Subjects:Kyoto Protocol
Clean Development Mechanism
International Technology Transfer
JEL:Q5
Q55
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

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