Application for A/R WG membership

The CDM Executive Board is hereby inviting applications from experts to act as members of the Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group (A/R WG)

The call opens on 8 February 2013 and ends on 3 March 2013, 24:00 GMT..

Competence requirements for A/R WG members:
  1. Be familiar with the CDM modalities and procedures and relevant decisions of the CMP;
  2. Have recognized experience and/or knowledge relevant to the CDM project activity cycle;
  3. Demonstrate relevant working experience of at least three years, or scientific knowledge, on methodological issues related to afforestation and reforestation project activities;
  4. Demonstrate technical/scientific expertise, inter alia through peer-reviewed publications, in at least one of the following areas:
      (a) Afforestation and reforestation methodologies;
      (b) Implementation of afforestation and reforestation project activities, including development of project design documents, validation, monitoring, verification and certification;
  5. Be able to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, in English. Working knowledge of other UN languages is desirable;
  6. Have excellent drafting skills, strong operational and analytical skills, and ability to work as a member of a team;
  7. Have an advanced university degree in economics, forestry, environmental studies, natural sciences, engineering, or any related disciplines.
Work conditions for an A/R WG member:
  • Guidelines and modalities of work including, inter alia, conditions for membership, conflict of interest restrictions and compensation are described in the Terms of Reference of the support structure of the CDM Executive Board (ToR);
  • A/R WG members will be paid daily fees for participation in and work related to the meeting, as well as travel and daily subsistence allowance in accordance with UN rules and regulations;
  • Meetings may be undertaken as in-person meetings in Bonn, Germany, or as electronic meetings.

To apply
Experts wishing to be considered by the CDM Executive Board as a member of the A/R WG are invited to apply. Current A/R WG members may reapply. All applicants shall:
    1.  Read and agree to the ToR;
    2.  Apply by logging in* to submit a P11 form and complete a questionnaire here.


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The process
  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited to a telephone interview, tentatively scheduled to take place in the period 25 March 2013 – 12 April 2013.
  • The selection of members to all panels and working groups will be decided by the Executive Board and announced in the seventy-third meeting report of the Board.
  • Applicants should be prepared to join the first meeting of the panel/working group to which they applied for membership.

    According to Decision 3/CMP.1 the CDM Executive Board may establish committees, panels or working groups to assist it in the performance of its functions. The CDM Executive Board shall draw on the expertise necessary to perform its functions, including from the UNFCCC roster of experts. In this context, it shall take fully into account the consideration of regional balance.