This chapter aims to explore the significance, current achievements of as well as barriers to implementing CDM projects in China. In order to achieve this objective, Sect. 2 investigates climate change issues in China through examining the impact of climate change on China, China’s capacities for addressing climate change in the domestic context and China’s position on climate change issues in the international regime. Based on the research findings of Sect. 2, Sect. 3 discusses the opportunities that the CDM would bring to China on economic, social, environmental and international status aspects respectively. Section 4 explores the current situation of CDM projects in China through examining the CDM practice and assessing its performance. Section 5 identifies various barriers to the implementation of CDM projects in China.


Gross Domestic Product Carbon Emission Clean Development Mechanism Chinese Government Intellectual Property Right 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyi Jiang
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  1. 1.China Institute of Boundary and Ocean StudiesWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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