CDM market working as it should

Carbon prices fall, reducing the number of financially viable CDM projects:
The number of Indian carbon offset projects seeking approval under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) scheme has fallen by 30 per cent due to the global recession, according to an industry consultant.

"Project financing is not available, so people are postponing CDM investment decisions," Chaitanya Kalia of Ernst & Young's climate change and sustainability services told Reuters news agency last week.
I don't buy "project finance availability" (i.e., the financial crisis) as the culprit. Even in a robust credit environment, when only 40% of people believe carbon prices will rise above €15/ton by December 2009, the economics of CDM projects don't look that great.

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