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    • ISSN: 2010-0264
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IJESD 2013 Vol.4(3): 268-271 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2013.V4.351

Analysis of Access to Clean Development Mechanism Landfill Projects through a Multi-Agent Model

Silvia Cruz and Sônia Paulino
Abstract—This paper analyzes Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) landfill projects, with emphasis on stakeholder access to the implementation and results from the projects developed in the Bandeirantes and São João landfills, both located in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The analysis is based on a multi-agent model. It was concluded that, in the landfills studied, there is no effective information flow or coordination with the different community stakeholders whose participation is limited to public meetings held to discuss the allocation of revenues derived from the sale of carbon credits.

Index Terms—Clean development mechanism, multi-agent model, landfills, carbon credits.

S. Cruz is with Department of Science and Technology Policy, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil (e-mail:
S. Paulino is with Environmental Management, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (e-mail:


Cite:Silvia Cruz and Sônia Paulino, "Analysis of Access to Clean Development Mechanism Landfill Projects through a Multi-Agent Model," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 268-271, 2013.

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