UN's CDM board postpones action on HFC-23

The UN body in charge of Kyoto's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has failed to tackle perverse incentives for emitting the greenhouse gas HFC-23 because of vested interests within the organisation, campaigning group CDM Watch has claimed.

The group suggests that some members of the CDM executive board, who met in Germany last week, are defending climate mitigation projects that benefit their governments. Board members were expected to address alleged HFC-23 abuses.

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