China CDMs plummet by 30% on legality risk

US carbon market

China CDM project approvals in the last month, plummeted by 32% year-on-year and 30% month-on-month, following investor fears that the Certified Emission Reduction credits (CERs), which are generated through these projects, will not be valid for use in Phase III (2013–2020) of the European Union's Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) of the Kyoto Protocol agreement.

"Investors have been wary of investing in CDMs for some time," says Isabel Save, head of the carbon desk at independent pricing and

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