Climate credit mechanisms

Climate crediting mechanisms, like other carbon market mechanisms, enable entities, for which the cost of reducing emissions is high, to pay low-cost emitters for carbon credits that they can use towards meeting their emission-reduction obligations, or for voluntary or trading purposes. These mechanisms-e.g. the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)-put a price on carbon, helping to internalize the environmental and social costs of carbon pollution, and permit trading, which lowers the economic cost of reducing emissions.

focal points

UNDP Staff Only: Once you identify your SDG Financing expert, please place a request for his/her services through your CO corporate planning system (IWP platform) under the ‘Service Requested’ section. Please be sure to indicate the name of the financing expert on the service request page (‘Summary of Service Expected’ box) in order to facilitate assignment.