The Lucrative Business of Polluting Will Trading System Encourage Emissions?

The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism allows companies to continue polluting at home by assisting in emissions reductions abroad. If its critics are right, however, the system is being massively abused and actually discourages reductions that might otherwise be made.
Cylinders of HCFC-22 refrigerant chemicals at a facility in China's Zheijiang province

Cylinders of HCFC-22 refrigerant chemicals at a facility in China's Zheijiang province

Foto: Ezra Clark / AP
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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