Sustainability of CDM projects: An experimental study using AHP
2010 (English)Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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
CDM, Sustainable Development, AHP
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93065OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93065DiVA: diva2:514737
The 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology. July 11-16, 2010, New London, NH, USA
QC 201206052012-06-052012-04-102012-06-05Bibliographically approved