CDM's future in new world climate policy debated

Technology transfer funding must increase, host governments likely to have more active role, NGO conference hears

The flow of finance to developing countries through the Kyoto protocol's clean development mechanism (CDM) must be hugely increased to help them cut emissions further, participants at a conference on the subject agreed in Brussels on Monday.

Organised by a coalition of NGOs, the meeting assembled public and private sector stakeholders to debate the future of the CDM, which is likely to be reformed and enhanced in a future world climate policy.

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