Japan’s Bilateral Offset Crediting Mechanism: A Bilateral Solution to a Global Issue?

29 January 2012 - Climate Brief - By : Hanh LE

In order to achieve its long-term emission reduction target following the Fukushima incident, Japan would rely more heavily on international offsetting activities. Concurrent to vigorous proposals to reform the CDM, Japan is also promoting an offset crediting scheme through bilateral agreements with developing countries as a post-2012 market mechanism. Despite potential benefits, issues relating to the accounting rules, environmental integrity and implications to carbon markets warrant further consideration prior to international recognition.

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