Title Whose “clean” development? Communities Speak Out
Contributor Focus on the Global South
Author Focus on the Global South
Content Three case studies from India, Philippines and Thailand on Clean Development Mechanism:

Our analysis, and that of many communities and organisations across Asia, is that the CDM is an extension of the generalised approach to big project and energy intensive development that has systematically marginalised indigenous peoples and local communities and over- exploited the Earth. The “clean development mechanism” is, quite simply, a mechanism that allows polluters to avoid binding emissions reductions in one location, while shifting emissions to another location. At the same time, it allows corporations and state entities to reap additional profits from projects that are questionable in terms of sustainability, community benefits or even addressing climate change.

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND
Link http://www.focusweb.org/content/whose-%E2%80%9Cclean%E2%80%9D-development-communities-speak-out