UN rejects CDM support for Chinese wind farms

The UN body overseeing Kyoto's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has turned down requests for carbon market funds for the development of ten wind farms in China. The CDM executive board doubts the projects are "additional", it said on Friday.

CDM projects must be additional, which means they must reduce emissions below business-as-usual levels. The projects' additionality was brought into question following allegations China had lowered wind subsidies to win more CDM support.

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