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Sustainability indicators for clean development mechanism projects in Vietnam

Jean Hugé UGent, Le Trinh Hai, Pham Hoang Hai, Jan Kuilman UGent and Luc Hens (2010) ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY. 12(4). p.561-571
abstract
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the flexible instruments of the Kyoto Protocol designed to combat climate change so as to bring advantages to developing countries and developed countries alike. Indeed, CDM projects have a two-fold objective: to offset greenhouse gas emissions and to contribute to sustainable development in the host country. However in many cases, the latter objective appears to be marginalized. This is at least partly due to the difficulties surrounding the definition and the measurement of sustainability, in particular in a developing country context. To assess CDM projects’ contribution to sustainable development in the host country, scholars and practitioners need adapted indicator sets. A set of indicators were developed by way of an iterative Delphi approach amongst selected Vietnamese experts. The Delphi approach allowed a systematic collection of the experts’ judgements on the sustainability indicators through a set of sequentially applied questionnaires, interspersed with feedback from earlier responses. This exercise resulted in the selection of a set of 36 indicators, which emphasise economic efficiency, public health and pollution issues. The exercise yielded a locally supported and context-specific set of sustainability indicators that will allow Vietnamese decision-makers to enhance the sustainability of the approved CDM projects. In the future this set should be continually improved through real-life application and further participation from local stakeholders. This study is a first step in a long-term process towards developing an adapted toolkit for sustainability assessment of CDM projects in Vietnam.
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journal title
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Environ. Dev. Sustain.
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12
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4
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561 - 571
ISSN
1387-585X
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English
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2971857
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2971857
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  author       = {Hug{\'e}, Jean and Hai, Le Trinh and Hai, Pham Hoang and Kuilman, Jan and Hens, Luc},
  issn         = {1387-585X},
  journal      = {ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {561--571},
  title        = {Sustainability indicators for clean development mechanism projects in Vietnam},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Hugé, Jean, Le Trinh Hai, Pham Hoang Hai, Jan Kuilman, and Luc Hens. 2010. “Sustainability Indicators for Clean Development Mechanism Projects in Vietnam.” Environment Development and Sustainability 12 (4): 561–571.
APA
Hugé, J., Hai, L. T., Hai, P. H., Kuilman, J., & Hens, L. (2010). Sustainability indicators for clean development mechanism projects in Vietnam. ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY, 12(4), 561–571.
Vancouver
1.
Hugé J, Hai LT, Hai PH, Kuilman J, Hens L. Sustainability indicators for clean development mechanism projects in Vietnam. ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2010;12(4):561–71.
MLA
Hugé, Jean, Le Trinh Hai, Pham Hoang Hai, et al. “Sustainability Indicators for Clean Development Mechanism Projects in Vietnam.” ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY 12.4 (2010): 561–571. Print.