Options for continuing GHG abatement from CDM and JI industrial gas projects

This study, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), focuses on options to ensure continued GHG abatement from HFC-23 and N2O CDM/JI projects. The study finds that these projects offer a large mitigation potential at a very low cost. Over the period of 2013 to 2030, about 7.5 Gt CO2e could be abated at an average cost of 0.47 EUR / tCO2e. The study concludes that regulations and inclusion of the installations in ETSs seem best suited to address GHG emissions in the long term.