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dc.contributor.authorFearnside, Philip Martin-
dc.description.abstractCarbon credit is granted to hydroelectric dams under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the assumptions that (1) the dams would not be built without CDM funding and (2) over the 7 to 10-year duration of the projects the dams would have minimal emissions as compared to the fossil fuel-generated electricity they displace. Both of these assumptions are false, especially in the case of tropical dams such as those planned in Amazonia. Brazil's Teles Pires Dam, now under construction, provides a concrete example indicating the need for reform of CDM regulations by eliminating credit for hydroelectric dams. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en
dc.relation.ispartofVolume 18, Número 5, Pags. 691-699pt_BR
dc.subjectClean Development Mechanismen
dc.subjectElectricity Generationen
dc.subjectEmission Controlen
dc.subjectGreenhouse Gasen
dc.subjectHydroelectric Poweren
dc.subjectUnited Nations Framework Convention On Climate Changeen
dc.titleCarbon credit for hydroelectric dams as a source of greenhouse-gas emissions: The example of Brazil's Teles Pires Damen
dc.publisher.journalMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Changept_BR
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