Jevon’s paradox describes how a more efficient use of one resource can actually result in the opposite: an increase in use of that particular resource. In 1992, Harry Saunders built on Jevon’s paradox and said “energy efficiency gains will increase consumption above where it would be without these gains”. Efficiency alone is not enough to reduce the overall consumption of energy, but needs to be employed in conjunction with policies that limit the use of energy as well.
An economic concept describing the destructive incompatibility of shared resources and self-interest.
The CDM rewards developed countries who aid developing countries in their sustainable development, by issuing sustainable development projects with Certified Emissions Reductions (CER).