The measures for CDM projects are exclusively designed for the developing world where according to regulations no quantified goals for the reduction of greenhouse gases apply.
Projects by industrial countries with developing countries are realised conjointly on a cooperative basis in the course of which units for emission reduction are generated.
The units for the reduction are subsequently extrapolated to the emission budget of the respective party who is financing and accompanying the project.
The Kyoto Agreement explicitly indicates that credit items for the attained emission reductions of CDM-projects can be claimed starting from the year 2000, whereas JI-projects will only be credited and issued in 2008.
Conclusion: greenhouse gas emissions are a global problem where it is of absolutely no importance in which country the reduction takes place.
The reduction of greenhouse gases can in this respect be addressed wherever the emerging costs are minimal.
However, in the future such countries as the USA, India or China will have to act more efficiently in the environmental and climatic sector, as they also range first in the worldwide list of greenhouse gas emissions.