Hydropower and the Clean Development Mechanism


International Hydropower Association
1 March 2010

This report assesses the potential for hydropower project developments to contribute as carbon dioxide offset schemes under the terms of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The report also describes the current regional distribution of existing hydropower CDM projects and their overall contribution greenhouse gas offset goals. This report argues further hydropower development would be an efficient and proven contribution to the CDM.