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Decree-Law 71/2006 on the Portuguese Carbon Fund

legislation type Executive
Decree Law
Passed in 2006
Establishes the Portuguese Carbon Fund (FPC), a state financial instrument for acting on the carbon market to ensure compliance with national targets on climate change issues, making use of the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol and supporting national projects to reduce emissions.

This financial/ economic instrument is an autonomous fund with a financial and administrative autonomy and its main duties are crediting the emission of GHGs generated under the flexibility mechanisms: Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI), International Emission Trading (IET); crediting of GHG emissions through investment in funds managed by third parties or other instruments of the carbon market; supporting projects in Portugal leading to a reduction of GHG on energy efficiency, renewable energies, carbon sinks, geological capture and sequestration of CO2, adoption of new technologies; promotion of participation of public and private entities in flexibility mechanisms; support of international cooperation projects; support of infrastructural projects accounting GHG emissions and carbon sequestration in Portugal.


from the Grantham Research Institute
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