CEPS was a member of a consortium led by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) with partner organizations including Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftforschung (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationals (IDDRI) in Paris, Climate Change Capital (CCC) in London. This sectoral study was a proof of concept project that analyses the potential of sectoral approaches to address climate change. The study’s objective were to help move beyond voluntary actions and facilitate participation by developing countries in international climate change actions as well as to explore actions necessary for sectoral approaches to become a tool in the mitigation of GHG emissions and necessary links to the global carbon market. The study focused on cement, iron and steel, and electricity in three crucial developing countries: China, Mexico, and Brazil. It also contains a transnational dimension looking at industry sectors in global context. The sectoral study is designed to give negotiators accurate data to utilize in negotiations in Poznan, Poland, and ultimately Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009.