Clean Development Mechanism

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The CDM Methodology Booklet helps potential CDM participants identify baseline and monitoring methodologies suitable to determine the amount of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated by their project activities.



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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

Approach

This booklet provides concise summaries of CDM methodologies and description of methodological tools, approved by the CDM Executive Board. It assists CDM project developers in identifying suitable methodologies for their CDM projects.


When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Social

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Economic

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Environmental

Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

The booklet presents approved methodologies to track emission reductions. Methodologies are grouped in different categories, according to the size and type of potential CDM projects.

How to Use This Tool

Training Available
No formal training, Introduction to Booklet provided.

Level of Expertise
Not Available

Key Inputs

Details about a specific project: type, size, etc.

Case Studies

Examples of how Clean Development Mechanism has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:

Every approved methodology can be accessed here: https://cdm.unfccc.int/methodologies/index.html



CDM History

The CDM allows emission-reduction (or emission removal) projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2. These CERs can be traded and sold, and used by industrialized countries to a meet a part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

The mechanism stimulates sustainable development and emission reductions, while giving industrialized countries some flexibility in how they meet their emission reduction limitation targets.

The projects must qualify through a rigorous and public registration and issuance process designed to ensure real, measurable and verifiable emission reductions that are additional to what would have occurred without the project. The mechanism is overseen by the CDM Executive Board, answerable ultimately to the countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol.

In order to be considered for registration, a project must first be approved by the Designated National Authorities (DNA).

Operational since the beginning of 2006, the mechanism has already registered more than 1,000 projects and is anticipated to produce CERs amounting to more than 2.7 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, 2008–2012.

The mechanism is seen by many as a trailblazer. It is the first global, environmental investment and credit scheme of its kind, providing a standardized emissions offset instrument, CERs.

CDM Projects

Recently Registered CDM Project Activities

10346: Nam Ngiep II Hydropower Project
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Lao People's Democratic Republic</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td>...
CDM Executive Board 2017-02-08 23:00:00
10345: Institutional Improved Cook Stoves for Schools and Institutions in Uganda
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Uganda</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th...
CDM Executive Board 2017-02-06 23:00:00
10344: Bundled Wind Power Project by EKI Energy Services Limited (EKIESL-CDM.April-13-02)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2017-02-05 23:00:00
10315: Solar Power Project by Hero Group (EKIESL-CDM.May-15-01)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2017-01-19 23:00:00
10319: Wind Power Project in Maharashtra by SJVN Limited
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-12-26 23:00:00
10321: Solar Power Project by Rishabh Renergy (EKIESL-CDM.May-15-02)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-12-15 23:00:00
10114: Boiler Second Economizer in Yansab, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Saudi Arabia</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr>...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-28 23:00:00
10336: Bundled Renewable Power Project by Sharma Industries (EKIESL-CDM.December-14-02)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-24 23:00:00
10335: New gas fired power plant at Ressano Garcia
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Mozambique</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td>Portugal</td></tr> <...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-15 23:00:00
10326: Soubré Hydropower Project
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Côte d`Ivoire</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr&g...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-14 23:00:00
10330: Fauji Cement Company Limited Waste Heat Recovery Project
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Pakistan</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td>Germany</td></tr> <tr&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-27 22:00:00
10333: Bundled Wind Energy Project in Indian States
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-27 22:00:00
10332: 850 kW Wind Power Project in Kolhapur
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-24 22:00:00
10331: Grid-connected Solar PV project in Bokhol
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Senegal</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><t...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-23 22:00:00
10327: Grid-connected Solar PV project in Méouane
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Senegal</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><t...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-10 22:00:00

CDM Projects Under Review

10346: Nam Ngiep II Hydropower Project
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Lao People's Democratic Republic</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td>...
CDM Executive Board 2017-02-08 23:00:00
10345: Institutional Improved Cook Stoves for Schools and Institutions in Uganda
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Uganda</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th...
CDM Executive Board 2017-02-06 23:00:00
10344: Bundled Wind Power Project by EKI Energy Services Limited (EKIESL-CDM.April-13-02)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2017-02-05 23:00:00
10315: Solar Power Project by Hero Group (EKIESL-CDM.May-15-01)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2017-01-19 23:00:00
10319: Wind Power Project in Maharashtra by SJVN Limited
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-12-26 23:00:00
10321: Solar Power Project by Rishabh Renergy (EKIESL-CDM.May-15-02)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-12-15 23:00:00
10114: Boiler Second Economizer in Yansab, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Saudi Arabia</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr>...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-28 23:00:00
10336: Bundled Renewable Power Project by Sharma Industries (EKIESL-CDM.December-14-02)
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-24 23:00:00
10335: New gas fired power plant at Ressano Garcia
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Mozambique</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td>Portugal</td></tr> <...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-15 23:00:00
10326: Soubré Hydropower Project
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Côte d`Ivoire</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr&g...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-14 23:00:00
10330: Fauji Cement Company Limited Waste Heat Recovery Project
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Pakistan</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td>Germany</td></tr> <tr&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-27 22:00:00
10333: Bundled Wind Energy Project in Indian States
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-27 22:00:00
10332: 850 kW Wind Power Project in Kolhapur
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><th&...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-24 22:00:00
10331: Grid-connected Solar PV project in Bokhol
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Senegal</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><t...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-23 22:00:00
10327: Grid-connected Solar PV project in Méouane
<table> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>Senegal</td></tr> <tr><th>Other Parties</th> <td></td></tr> <tr><t...
CDM Executive Board 2016-10-10 22:00:00

Review Requested

10197: Small Hydro Power Plant Ernestina CEEE
<table><tr><td><strong>Request for rewiew: </strong><a href="/Projects/gotoTheRFR?id=PJR CDM1444028033.36&rfrid=UGFU4HB64KCZGTE53LUWTTI7KC9IVD">Req...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-11 17:00:00
10195: Small Hydro Power Plant Bugres CEEE
<table><tr><td><strong>Request for rewiew: </strong><a href="/Projects/gotoTheRFR?id=PJR CDM1444022312.96&rfrid=3QK9M6SZQD7BQ68M95S6QSYH8RXAEM">Req...
CDM Executive Board 2016-11-11 17:00:00

Recently submitted CDM Project Validations

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Projects undergoing completeness check

10361 "Renewable Energy Project by Pramath..." is awaiting information and reporting check
2017-05-31 17:00:00
10363 "15 MW Wind Power Project by RSPL Lt..." is awaiting information and reporting check
2017-05-31 17:00:00
10360 "5 MW Solar Power Project by Baba Gr..." is awaiting information and reporting check
2017-05-25 17:00:00
10364 "Bundled Renewable Power Project by ..." is awaiting information and reporting check
2017-05-25 17:00:00
10368 "Grid-connected Solar PV project in ..." is Commenced completeness check
2017-05-08 14:54:33
10369 "Bundled Renewable Power Project by ..." is Commenced completeness check
2017-05-08 14:54:33
10371 "Clean energy project in Jaisalmer, ..." is awaiting fee now
2017-05-08 13:43:20
10370 "Renewable Power Project by the Kira..." is awaiting fee now
2017-05-03 16:30:16
10262 "9.5 MW wind energy based power gene..." is awaiting fee now
2017-05-02 06:40:22
10365 "100-MW Solar PV Power Plant at Quai..." is awaiting fee now
2017-04-28 06:52:32
4352 "Bundled Solar Power Project by EKI ..." is awaiting DOE input
2017-04-21 15:20:28
10362 "Wind Power Project by Hetero Wind P..." is awaiting fee now
2017-04-18 15:35:23
10358 "Ventures in Small Hydroelectric Pla..." is awaiting fee now
2017-04-05 10:41:08
10354 "Beijing Haidian Beibu Gas-fired Cog..." is awaiting fee now
2017-03-15 04:35:58
10329 "Pando and Monte Lirio Hydroelectric..." is awaiting DOE input
2017-03-01 10:17:26
10297 "Nuevo Mondoñedo Landfill Gas Recove..." is awaiting DOE input
2017-01-26 14:56:22
10049 "Marco Baldo Small Hydropower Plant ..." is awaiting fee now
2016-11-09 10:56:05
10113 "KOC Solar Photovoltaic Project in W..." is awaiting DOE input
2016-10-12 10:38:09
9779 "25 MW Solar PV Power Plant by GGEPL..." is awaiting DOE input
2016-08-11 15:47:57
10316 "10.062 MWp Solar PV Power Project a..." is awaiting fee now
2016-08-03 06:50:55
10314 "Bello Wastewater Treatment Project ..." is awaiting fee now
2016-07-29 09:08:17
9777 "15 MW Solar PV Power Plant by MBEDL..." is awaiting DOE input
2016-07-28 15:47:12
9773 "25MW Solar PV Power Plant by SLREPL..." is awaiting DOE input
2016-07-28 15:34:47
10309 "Energy Efficiency Measures due to i..." is awaiting fee now
2016-07-19 07:19:20
10172 "Wind energy project by LTML in Tami..." is awaiting DOE input
2016-03-24 09:47:28
10109 "Zero Energy Water Purifier CDM Proj..." is awaiting DOE input
2016-03-03 12:11:04
10246 "VAM Destruction: Mine V - Mimosa" is awaiting fee now
2016-01-08 10:55:15
10245 "VAM, CMM and CBM Destruction: Mines..." is awaiting fee now
2016-01-08 10:27:25
10244 "VAM Destruction: Mines VII and VIII..." is awaiting fee now
2016-01-08 10:08:30
10243 "VAM Destruction: Mine VII - Mimosa" is awaiting fee now
2016-01-08 09:49:10
10232 "VAM Destruction: Mine V - Mimosa" is awaiting fee now
2015-12-04 06:24:56
10221 "Brahl Top Small Hydro Electric Proj..." is awaiting fee now
2015-11-26 08:09:09

Project Activities submitted for registration

10115: Waste Heat Recovery based power generation at JK Lakshmi Cement Limited, in Sirohi, Rajasthan, India
<table> <tr><th>Period for requesting review</th> <td> 28 Apr 17 - 25 May 17</td></tr> <tr><th>Host Parties</th> <td>India<...
CDM Executive Board 2017-04-28 00:00:00


References

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