Barry Kantor

Barry Kantor has been coordinating communications and capacity-building for the SouthSouthNorth network since 2001. With a background in Law and English, and a teacher of the FM Alexander Technique, he is the editor and co-writer of the SSN CDM Practical Toolkit and a contributory writer of Climate Change: Stories from the Developing World.

Sustainable development is an important requirement of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) set up under the Kyoto Protocol. It helps to maintain environmental integrity and should be assessed rigorously prior to any investment in a CDM project. The benefits include certainty in CDM application, reduction of risk to investors, developers and owners, and the provision of cost-free assistance to developing countries, which could reduce the enormous divide between the North and the South.