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21 June, 2017

FEEM Research Seminar on "Impacts of Clean Development Mechanism projects: improving living standards across Brazilian municipalities?"

Where: Venice
Location: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei  Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore  30124 Venice   *** Video-conference at FEEM Milan *** Video-conference at FEEM Milan
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h. 12.30 Seminar
In Venice a light lunch will follow the seminar for registered participants.


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The seminar will be broadcasted via GoToMeeting.
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Speaker: Yadira Mori Clement, Faculty of Economics, University of Graz


The objective of this research is to analyze to which extent CDM investments have provided Brazilian municipalities with development benefits through the assessment of impacts on income, poverty and other development indicators. This study contributes to this strand of the literature in two ways: first, most assessments have applied qualitative methods and data based on expected effects; in contrast, we aim at quantifying the aggregated impact of CDM projects by combining difference-in-differences assessment with matching techniques using empirical data for years 2000 (pre-CDM) and 2010 (post-CDM). Second, we estimate impacts across Brazilian municipalities, or at the sub-national scale. Results on poverty indicators indicate an increase in the percentage of poor households and a reduction in their per capita income, in other words, CDM projects have not contributed to reduce poverty at the municipal level for the period analyzed.
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