Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

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Under the Clean Development Mechanism, emission-reduction projects in developing countries can earn certified emission reduction credits. These saleable credits can be used by industrialized countries to meet a part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol. more »

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  • MP 64 meeting report and annexes available more »
  • SSC WG 45 meeting report and annexes available more 
  • AP 69 meeting report available more »
  • A/R WG 39 report available more »

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CDM Calendar View all

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January 2013

  • 71st Meeting of the EB on 30th January1st February in Bonn, Germany more »

February 2013

  • 63rd Meeting of the AP on 04th 8th in Bonn, Germany more »

March 2013

  • 72nd Meeting of the EB on 04th 8th in Bonn, Germany more »

April 2013

  • 40th Meeting of the SSC WG on 16th 19th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 64th Meeting of the AP on 22nd 25th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 59th Meeting of the MP on 22nd 26th in Bonn, Germany more »

May 2013

  • 73rd Meeting of the EB on 27th in Bonn, Germany more »

June 2013

  • UNFCCC workshop on the review of the CDM modalities and procedures on 8th9th June in Bonn, Germany
  • 8th meeting of the CDM roundtable on 17th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • Regional DNA Training and Workshop for Africa on 30 June2 July in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire more »

July 2013

  • Regional DNA Training and Workshop for Africa on 30 June2 July in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire more »
  • Africa Carbon Forum on 3rd 5th in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire more »
  • 74th Meeting of the EB on 22nd 26th in Bonn, Germany more »

August 2013

  • 38th Meeting of the AR WG on 14th 16th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 65th Meeting of the AP on 19th 22nd in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 60th Meeting of the MP on 19th 22nd in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 9th Meeting of the CDM roundtable on 23rd in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 41st Meeting of the SSC WG on 26th 29th in Bonn, Germany more »

September 2013

  • DNA training for Asia, Pacific and Eastern Europe on 2nd3rd in Manila, Philippines more »
  • Fourth workshop on enhancing the regional distribution of CDM projects in Asia and the Pacific on 4th5th in Manila, Philippines more »
  • 75th Meeting of the EB on 30th September 4th October in Bonn, Germany more »

October 2013

  • 75th Meeting of the EB on 30th September 4th October in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 66th Meeting of the AP on 8th 11th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 61st Meeting of the MP on 7th 11th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 42nd Meeting of the SSC WG on 14th 17th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • DOE/AIE Forum on 28th in Bonn, Germany more »

November 2013

  • 76th Meeting of the EB on 4th 8th in conjunction with the CMP more »
  • 15th DNA Forum on 9th10th in Warsaw, Poland more »

December 2013

No events scheduled

January 2014

  • 67th Meeting of the AP on 28th31st in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 62nd Meeting of the MP on 27th31st in Bonn, Germany more »

February 2014

  • 43rd Meeting of the SSC WG on 3rd 5th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 77th Meeting of the EB on 17th 21st in Bonn, Germany more »

March 2014

  • 78th Meeting of the EB on 31 March 4 April in Bonn, Germany more »

April 2014

  • 78th Meeting of the EB on 31 March 4 April in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 63rd Meeting of the MP on 28th April2nd May in Bonn, Germany more »

May 2014

  • 63rd Meeting of the MP on 28th April2nd May in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 68th Meeting of the AP on 5th7th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 44th Meeting of the SSC WG on 5th8th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 79th Meeting of the EB on 28th May1st June in Bonn, Germany more »

June 2014

  • 79th Meeting of the EB on 28th May1st June in Bonn, Germany more »
  • Africa Regional Workshop on 30 June1 July in Windhoek, Namibia more »

July 2014

  • Africa Regional Workshop on 30 June1st July in Windhoek, Namibia more »
  • Africa Carbon Forum on 2nd4th in Windhoek, Namibia more »
  • 80th Meeting of the EB on 14th18th in Bonn, Germany more »

August 2014

  • 64th Meeting of the MP on 19th 22nd in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 69th Meeting of the AP on 25th 27th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 45th Meeting of the SSC WG on 25th 28th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 39th Meeting of the A/R WG on 11 August on 11th, virtual meeting more »

September 2014

  • Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on 1st2nd in Bogota, Colombia more »
  • Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum on 3rd5th in Bogota, Colombia more »
  • Consultation Round Table: CDM for the future - Harnessing the potential of CDM for better contribution to the global climate action on 15-16th, in Bonn, Germany

October 2014

  • 65th Meeting of the MP on 21st24th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 46th Meeting of the SSC WG on 27th 31st in Bonn, Germany more »
  • Asia and the Pacific Regional Workshop, promoting the CDM and the Market Mechanisms on 13th 15th in Bangkok, Thailand more »

November 2014

  • 81st Meeting of the EB on 24th28th in conjunction with the CMP, in Lima, Peru more »
  • 70th Meeting of the AP on 3rd5th in Bonn, Germany more »
  • 16th DNA Forum on 13th14th in Bonn, Germany

December 2014

No events scheduled

Open calls for input View all

  • Call for input on the draft revision of the methodology "AMS-III.AU" on 09th24th September more »
  • Call for input on the draft revision of the methodologies "AMS-I.B., AMS-I.D., AMS-I.E., AMS-I.F., AMS-III.A., AMS-III.AS., AMS-III.BF" on 09th24th September more »
  • Call for input on the draft revision of the methodologies "AMS-II.G., AMS-I.L., and AMS-III.R." on 09th24th September more »
  • Call for input on the draft revision of the methodologies "AMS-II.J., AMS-III.AR., AMS-III.G., AMS-III.E. and AMS-III.H." on 09th24th September more »
  • Call for input on the draft revision of the "General guidelines for SSC CDM methodologies" on 09th24th September more »

CDM Sights and Sounds View all

  • The benefits of CDM
    The benefits of CDM
    CDM projects can help local communities in Africa by providing opportunities for sustainable development, creating employment or increased economic activity, improving air quality, and transferring technology. CDM projects can also earn credits that are tradable and saleable.

    Lea Ricolcol, "Sunset at the Wind Farm", CDM Project 0453: NorthWind Bangui Bay Project
  • Wood stoves in Nigeria
    Wood stoves in Nigeria
    In Nigeria, firewood consumption has led to severe deforestation and desertification. Highly efficient wood stoves are helping to tackle this problem. Households are saving money, youth are finding employment, and time that used to be spent collecting wood is now going to income generation.

    Yahaya Ahmed, "Learning how to assemble a wood stove", CDM Project 2711: Efficient Fuel Wood Stoves for Nigeria
  • Solar panels in South Africa
    Solar panels in South Africa
    Families in Kuyasa, a low-income informal settlement in the Khayelitsha township, have not only managed to cut their electricity costs, but are also doing their bit to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Waste collection and treatment in Côte d'Ivoire
    Waste collection and treatment in Côte d'Ivoire
    This waste-to-energy project will collect and treat 200,000 tonnes of urban waste annually using anaerobic digesters. The resulting biogas will be used to produce electricity, while residual waste will be transformed into compost.

  • Papermill in South Africa
    Papermill in South Africa
    This fuel switch project reduces fossil fuel use and brings additional benefits, such as the long-term sustainability of the local paper mill and economic improvement in the area where the project is located.