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.
Summaries of the CDM EB reports and the translations can be found on the EB Summary Reports page
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The CDM Executive Board+ The role of the CDM EB
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 2014 (as of the first meeting of the Board in 2014)
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its ninth 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 2014.
Hugh Sealy of Barbados and Lambert Schneider of Germany will serve as Chair and Vice-Chair of the CDM Executive Board, respectively, until the first meeting of the Board in 2015.
Mr. Sealy, an environmental scientist and chemical engineer who has served on the Board since 2008, is a Professor at St. George’s University in Grenada.
Mr. Schneider, who joined the Board in 2013, is engaged in research and consultancy on carbon markets, climate policy and energy policy.
|Ms. Laksmi Dhewanthi a||Mr. Hussein Badarin a|
|Mr. Martin Enderlin a,1||Mr. Olivier Kassi a|
|Ms. Natalie Kushko b||Ms. Diana Harutyunyan b|
|Mr. José Miguez b||Mr. Maosheng Duan b|
|Mr. Tosi Mpanu Mpanu a, 2||Mr. Kadio Ahossane a|
|Mr. Daniel Ortega-Pacheco a, 4||Mr. Eduardo Calvo a|
|Mr. Lambert Schneider a (Vice-Chair)||Mr. Kazunari Kainou a|
|Mr. Hugh Sealy b (Chair)||Mr. Amjad Abdulla b|
|Mr. Frank Wolke b||VACANT b, 3|
|Mr. Washington Zhakata b||Mr. Qazi K. Ahmad b|
Members and alternate members are listed in alphabetical order by Board member.
|a Term: 2 years, i.e. ending prior to the first meeting in 2015|
|b Term: 2 years, i.e. ending prior to the first meeting in 2016|
|1 Mr. Peer Stiansen resigned effective immediately prior to the first meeting in 2014.|
|2 Mr. Victor Kabengele resigned effective immediately prior to the first meeting in 2014.|
|3 Mr. Chris Faris resigned effective immediately prior to the first meeting in 2014.|
|4 The Coordinator of GRULAC informed the secretariat in writing that Mr. Antonio Huerta-Goldman (Mexico) would serve for one year after which Mr. Daniel Ortega-Pacheco (Ecuador) would take office to serve for the remaining year of that term on the Board.|
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|
|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 (21 KB)|
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