Tool to Assess the Improvement of the Sustainability (TAIS)


This document aims at giving an overview of TAIS (Tool to Assess the Improvement of the Sustainability) which has been developed by KYOTOenergy in order to evaluate the impact on the sustainable development of the projects developed under the CDM scheme. This tool, based on the Multi-Attributive Utility Theory (MAUT), results in providing a Utility Value (between -1 for a negative impact to +1 for a positive impact) for the 3 criteria which are the pillars of the Sustainable development: Environment, Society, Economy. From this first assessment, the overall Utility of the project on the sustainable development is calculated.

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