Designated National Authorities
What is a designated national authority?
A designated national authority (DNA) is the organization granted responsibility by a Party to authorise and approve participation in CDM projects. Establishment of a DNA is one of the requirements for participation by a Party in the CDM.
The main task of the DNA is to assess potential CDM projects to determine whether they will
assist the host country in achieving its sustainable development goals, and to provide a letter of approval
to project participants in CDM projects.
This letter of approval must confirm that the project activity contributes to sustainable development in the country,
that the country has ratified the Kyoto Protocol, and that participation in CDM is voluntary.
It is then submitted to CDM Executive Board to support the registration of the project.
See the diagramme
DNAs have additional roles to play, such as the submission of proposed standardized baselines for their country, among others. These responsibilities have increased as the CDM has evolved.
Find a designated national authority
If you are a DNA representative and your coordinates are incorrect or have changed,please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Contact person / Focal point||Organization's address|
Contact details for DNA(s):
|For afforestation and reforestation project activities -
Host Party's selected single minimum:
|Host Party's minimum selected values for A/R project activities include:|
|A single minimum tree crown cover value between 10 and 30 per cent||A single minimum land area value between 0,05 and 1 hectare||A single minimum tree height value between 2 and 5 metres||Palm trees||Bamboos|
Support for developing proposals for standardized baselines, microscale additionality and grid emission factors more»
How to submit proposed standardized baselines more»
How to submit proposed Special Underdeveloped Zones (SUZs) for automatic additionality more»
Further information on+ Full List of DNAs
+ Regional Distribution
+ DNA Forum
The DNA Forum is to provide opportunities for DNA representatives to exchange views, share their experiences relating to the CDM and bring forward common views and issues to the attention of the Executive Board.
DNAs are invited to consult the DNA extranet for up-to-date information.
+ Default values of fraction of non-renewable biomass
+ Change in the Definition of Forest
|Date of Receipt||Effective Date of Change||Country||Submission|
|11 November 2008||11 November 2008||Democratic Republic of Congo||Democratic Republic of Congo's national definition of forest (227 KB)|
|07 July 2008||07 July 2008||India||India's national definition of forest (74 KB)|
|17 June 2008||17 June 2008||Ghana||Ghana's national definition of forest (334 KB)|
Related audio files
|+ What is a DNA?|
|+ Regional distribution|
DNA Forum webcast
|Designated National Authorities (DNAs)|
|Jul 2012||Manila, Philippines||Regional Asia, Pacific and Eastern Europe DNA Training|
|Apr 2012||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||Regional African DNA training and workshop|
|Mar 2012||Bonn, Germany||Thirteenth meeting of the CDM DNA Forum and DNA training|
|Nov 2011||Durban, South Africa||Twelfth meeting of the CDM DNA Forum|
|Sep 2011||Kathmandu, Nepal||Regional Asia and the Pacific CDM DNA Forum|
|Jul 2011||Marrakesh, Morocco||African Region CDM Project Cycle Training & Regional African CDM DNA Forum|
|Mar 2011||Bonn||Eleventh DNA Forum Meeting|
|Nov 2010||Cancun, Mexico||Tenth DNA Forum Meeting|
|Jun 2010||Bonn||Ninth DNA Forum Meeting and DNA Briefing|