The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), established under the Kyoto Protocol, is the primary international offset program in existence today. It generates offsets through investments in GHG reduction, avoidance, and sequestration projects in developing countries.

The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a study on the contribution of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to technology transfer to developing countries, which concludes that the CDM has been a key driver of technology transfer in developing countries.

This report contains the results of a study analyzing the transfer of technology under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.