Default values of fraction of non-renewable biomass

The CDM Executive Board, at its ninetieth meeting, considered the recommendations of the SSC WG in relation to the parameter fraction of non-renewable biomass (fNRB) included in methodologies AMS-I.E and AMS-II.G and agreed that:

(a)        The default country-specific fNRB values already approved by the Board shall expire five years from the date of their approval;

(b)        In cases where Designated National Authorities (DNA) decide to propose a renewal with an update to the fNRB values, they shall follow the “Procedure: Development, revision, clarification and update of standardized baselines” (standardized baseline procedures), including for the requirement related to the period of validity of the fNRB value;

(c)        The SSC WG should initiate work to propose a revision to the method for the top down development of fNRB values for consideration by the Board.  Where a DNA has made a request for the top down development of fNRB values in accordance with the standardized baseline procedures, the secretariat should, after approval by the Board, initiate the work.

The table below lists the countries where designated national authorities (DNAs) have indicated their acceptance of the proposed default values of fNRB and the expiry date of the values.

CountryDefault values of fNRBDate of acceptance by DNAsExpiry date
Republic of Angola 97% 17 April 2012 16 April 2017
Kingdom of Bahrain 100% 22 April 2012 21 April 2017
Republic of Burkina Faso 90% 29 March 2013 28 March 2018
Republic of Burundi 77% 06 September 2012 05 September 2017
Cameroon 70% 22 September 2014 21 September 2019
Republic of Cape Verde 89% 06 November 2013 05 November 2018
Republic of Chad 92% 13 April 2012 12 April 2017
Comoros 100% 17 November 2014 15 November 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo 90% 13 July 2012 12 July 2017
Dominican Republic 85% 21 October 2013 20 October 2018
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 88% 30 April 2012 29 April 2017
Republic of the Gambia 91% 11 April 2012 10 April 2017
Georgia 74% 13 July 2013 12 July 2018
Republic of Ghana 99% 09 October 2013 08 October 2018
Grenada 88% 01 December 2015 30 November 2020
Republic of Guinea 96% 26 December 2013 25 December 2018
Republic of Guinea-Bissau 85% 31 October 2013 30 October 2018
Republic of Haiti 96% 30 December 2015 29 December 2020
Commonwealth of Jamaica 65% 11 April 2012 10 April 2017
Republic of Kenya 92% 19 September 2012 18 September 2017
Republic of Liberia 97% 17 April 2012 16 April 2017
Republic of Madagascar 72% 23 July 2012 22 July 2017
Republic of Malawi 81% 15 June 2012 14 June 2017
Republic of Mali 73% 29 August 2013 28 August 2018
Republic of Mozambique 91% 07 December 2012 06 December 2017
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal 86% 07 June 2012 06 June 2017
Republic of Rwanda 98% 21 May 2012 20 May 2017
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe 85% 21 November 2013 20 November 2018
Republic of Senegal 85% 13 April 2012 12 April 2017
Republic of the Sudan 85% 23 December 2014 22 December 2019
Democratic Republic of Timor Leste 91% 12 September 2014 11 September 2019
Republic of Togo 97% 25 February 2013 24 February 2018
Republic of Uganda 82% 11 April 2012 10 April 2017
Republic of Vanuatu 85% 22 October 2013  21 October 2018