Industry calls for wider standardised baselines for CDM

US carbon market

Increased use of standardised baselines for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects would motivate increased investment and reduce risk for project developers, according to a report by carbon offset specialists Perspectives for the UK's Department for International Development (DFID).

Baselines describe the amount of emissions that would have been produced if the CDM project had not been built to prevent them. Currently around 120 baselines exist, if some of them were standardised then this w