Analysis of the partnership network in the clean development mechanism

Title
Analysis of the partnership network in the clean development mechanism
Authors
강문정Jihyoun Park
Keywords
Clean development mechanism; Collaborative technology innovation; Social network analysis
Issue Date
2013-01
Publisher
Energy policy
Citation
VOL 52, 543-553
Abstract
The clean development mechanism (CDM) is a global collaborative action proposed at the Kyoto Protocol in response to climate change issues. The CDM contributes to cost-efficient reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in industrialized countries and promotes sustainable development in developing countries. Its fundamental framework is based on partnerships between industrialized and developing countries. This study employs social network analysis to investigate the dynamics of the partnership networks observed in 3816 CDM projects registered in the database of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change over the period of 2005 to 2011. Our three main findings can be summarized as follows. First, the CDM partnership network is a small world; however, its density tends to decrease as the number of participants for a CDM project decreases. Second, the partnership networks' leading groups tend to shift from partner countries into host countries. Third, a host country that pursues more partnership-based projects takes better control of resources and knowledge-flow in the ego-network formed around that country, and can thus better utilize global resources for its CDM projects.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/45151
ISSN
03014215
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