This manual aims to inform and capacitate local government officials so as to assist them in initiating, developing and managing Clean Development Mechanism and Verified Emission Reduction projects within their cities, towns or regions. It highlights that key areas of local government competencies that city officials may want to target when implementing carbon trading projects include town and urban planning, infrastructure development, service provision, waste management, energy provisioning and transportation. Part A of this document provides an overview of the carbon market.  Part B describes the strategic decisions that need to be taken in order to identify and assess the potential of embarking on a carbon trading project. Part C outlines the specific steps to follow in developing a successful carbon trading project, once the initial conceptualisation has been completed.

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Organization: UNHABITAT, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Urban, Mitigation, COP22 List of UN Publications, Carbon Financing and CDM, Governance – Territorial and Local, Capacity Development

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English