Sustainability of CDM projects: a matter of scope and methods
2010 (English)In: In the 2010 Gordon Research Conference (GRS) on Industrial Ecology: July 11-16, 2010, New London, NH, USA, 2010, 1-18 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Two CDM projects were compared in terms of their impacts on SD, using the popular AHP method. Two experimental groups of post-graduate students performed the assessment and both found that the HFC23 decomposition project studied was a bigger contributor to SD than the hydropower project, although the details differed. The outcome could have been different if the assessment had been performed by real stakeholders and decision-makers instead of students. Nevertheless, the study confirmed that AHP can be a useful method for decision-making especially in a complex situation relating to SD. However, some weaknesses of the AHP method were identified. These, inter alia, included: (1) the final results depended heavily on the participants in the assessment; (2) only a limited number of alternatives can be considered; and (3) the final results are difficult to use elsewhere.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 1-18 p.
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Sustainable Development (SD), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31414OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31414DiVA: diva2:403994
QC 201108162011-08-162011-03-142012-04-24Bibliographically approved