What is the CDM Executive Board?
The CDM Executive Board (CDM EB) supervises the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism under the authority and guidance of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP). The CDM EB is fully accountable to the CMP.
The CDM EB will be the ultimate point of contact for CDM Project Participants for the registration of projects and the issuance of CERs.
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The CDM Executive Board
The Parties have given the CDM Executive Board a number of specific tasks and powers.
The role of the CDM EB is to:
- Develop procedures for the CDM;
- Approve new methodologies;
- Accredit Designated Operations Entities (DOEs);
- Register projects (in accordance with specific procedures);
- Issue Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits earned through CDMprojects in accordance with specific procedures;
- Make publicly available information on proposed CDMprojects in need of funding and investors seeking opportunities;
- Maintain a public database of CDM project activities containing information on registered project design documents, comments received, verification reports, CDM Executive Board decisions and information on all CERs issued;
- Develop and maintain the CDM registry.
The Executive Board comprises of 10 members and 10 alternate members from Parties to the Kyoto Protocol as follows:
|5 UN regional groups (1 from each)||5||5|
|Annex I Parties||2||2|
|Non-Annex I Parties||2||2|
|Small island developing States||1||1|
The Executive Board may establish committees, panels or working groups to assist it in the performance of its functions. The Executive Board shall draw on the expertise necessary to perform its functions, including from the UNFCCC roster of experts. Just as in the composition of the EB itself, regional balance shall be considered in the composition of panels in accordance with rule 32 of the Rules of procedure of the Executive Board of the CDM.
At its thirty-seventh meeting, the Executive Board approved the General Guidelines for panels/working groups.
+ The CDM EB members
Composition of the CDM Executive Board for 2015
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its tenth session elected new members and alternate members to the Board. The term of service of the incoming members/alternate members will start at the first meeting of the Board in 2015.
Lambert Schneider of Germany and Eduardo Calvo of Peru will serve as Chair and Vice-Chair of the CDM Executive Board, respectively, until the first meeting of the Board in 2016.
This list is sorted alphabetically by member.
|a Term: 2 years, i.e. ending prior to the first meeting in 2016.|
|b Term: 2 years, i.e. ending prior to the first meeting in 2017.|
|1 Nomination was pending from CMP 9. Nominee deemed elected at CMP 9.|
|2 Mr. Qazi Ahmad resigned effective 22 January 2015.|
Further information about nomination, election and re-election of members and alternate members of the CDM Board can be found in the Rules of procedure of the Executive Board of the CDM.
Information on the election and membership of the bodies of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol can be found here.
+ CDM Business and management plans
This section provides history of the CDM Business and management plans
|EB||Annex / Date of Issuance||Version|
|EB81 (24 - 28 November 2014)||Annex 1||CDM MAP 2015 (Version 01.0)|
|EB76 (4 - 8 November 2013)||Annex 1||CDM two-year business plan 2014-2015 and management plan 2014 (Version 02.0)|
|EB75 (30 September - 4 October 2013)||Annex 1||CDM Business plan 2014-2015 (Version 01.0)|
|EB71 (30 January - 1 February 2013)||Annex 1||CDM two-year business plan and management plan 2013-2014 (Version 01.0)|
|EB66 (27 February - 2 March 2012)||Annex 1||CDM 2-year business plan 2012-2013 (Version 02.0)|
|EB66 (27 February - 2 March 2012)||Annex 2||CDM-MAP 2012 (Version 01.1)|
|EB59 (14 - 18 February 2011||Annex 16||CDM 2-year business plan (Version 01.1)|
|EB59 (14 - 18 February 2011)||Annex 17||CDM-MAP 2011 (Version 01.1)|
|EB54 (24 - 28 May 2010)||Annex 37||CDM-MAP 2010 (Version 1)|
|EB45 (11 - 13 February 2009)||Annex 71||CDM-MAP 2009 (Version 1)|
|Mandated by EB40 (15 - 17 June 2008 )||10 September 2008||CDM-MAP 2008 (Version 1.1)|
|EB37 (30 January - 01 February 2008)||Annex 23||CDM-MAP 2008 (Version 1)|
|EB32 (20 - 22 June 2007)||Annex 40||CDM-MAP 2007-2008 (Version 2)|
|EB27 (29 October - 1 November 2006)||Annex 17||CDM-MAP 2007-2008 (Version 1)|
|EB21 (28 - 30 September 2005)||Annex 25||CDM-MAP 2005-2006 (Revised Version)|
|EB19 (11 - 13 May 2005)||Annex 15||CDM-MAP 2005-2006|
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CDM EB Q&A and other events
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