Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 02/2012

Safeguarding Mitigation Efforts for Sustainability

April 2011

Transparency International


The objectives of climate change mitigation projects are undermined when they do not meet sustainable development criteria and transparency standards. In such cases, international mitigation mechanisms are weakened, corruption risks are increased and investment is compromised. To avoid such outcomes, institutional safeguards, effective decision-making structures and public oversight mechanisms are needed.