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The clean development mechanism : a comparison between South Africa and China.

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The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the only mechanism available for use by developing nations. It is there for highly important for the inclusion of these developing nations in the climate change regime. A consideration on the early implementation of the CDM in South Africa and China, being two countries with many similarities and differences and vastly different successes, provides important lessons on how to approach the climate change regime. Certain barriers exist purely due to the nature of countries in which the CDM applies as well as other barriers found within the CDM project life cycle and development. Through the comparison these barriers are explored and areas for development within South Africa are noted as well as weakness with the current climate change regime particularly the Kyoto Protocol.


Thesis (LL.M.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2012.


Greenhouse gas mitigation--Law and legislation--South Africa., Climatic changes--South Africa., Climatic changes--China., Theses--Environmental law.