CDM Methodologies

Methodologies Booklet

CDM Methodology Booklet: The function of methodologies is easy to grasp, but the methodologies themselves can be quite complex. They are necessarily diverse in their composition and application in order to accommodate the wide range of activities and areas covered by the CDM. By clearly summarizing, classifying and illustrating the methodologies available under the CDM, and enhancing the means by which to search those methodologies, the CDM Methodology Booklet aims to guide potential CDM project participants through the complex world of methodologies and assist them in identifying methodologies suitable for their project activities.

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Large scale methodologiesmore

Requests for:

This section provides information on baseline and monitoring methodologies for CDM project activities

Project participants willing to validate / register a CDM project activity shall:

  • use a methodology previously approved by the Executive Board
  • or propose a new methodology to the Executive Board for consideration and approval, if appropriate (please see on this page to propose a new methodology)

Large scale afforestation and reforestation methodologiesmore

Requests for:

This section provides information on baseline and monitoring afforestation and reforestation methodologies for CDM project activities.

Project participants willing to validate / register an A/R CDM project activity shall:

  • use an A/R methodology previously approved by the Executive Board
  • or propose a new A/R methodology to the Executive Board for consideration and approval, if appropriate (please see on this page how to propose a new A/R methodology)

Small scale methodologiesmore

Requests for:

This section provides information on simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies for small scale CDM project activities.

Project participants willing to validate / register a small scale CDM project activity shall:

  • use a simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies specified in appendix B for their project category;
  • or propose changes to the simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies specified in appendix B for consideration of the CDM Executive Board;
  • or propose additional project categories to those contained in appendix B for consideration of the Board.

Small scale afforestation and reforestation methodologies more

Requests for:

  • Clarification and revision of approved small-scale A/R methodologies
    [Pending |  Finalized]

Project participants willing to validate / register a small scale A/R CDM project activity shall follow procedures described in Simplified modalities and procedures for small-scale afforestation and reforestation project activities under the clean development mechanism in the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and measures to facilitate their implementation Decision 6/CMP.1 (735 KB)

  • use a simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies specified in appendix B Decision 6/CMP.1 for their project type;
  • or propose changes to the simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies specified in appendix B Decision 6/CMP.1 for consideration of the CDM Executive Board;
  • or propose additional project types to those contained in appendix B Decision 6/CMP.1 for consideration of the Board.

Carbon capture and storage methodologiesmore

  • Approved CCS methodologies

  • Proposed new CCS methodologies

      [Pending |  Finalized]

Requests for:

  • Clarification and revision of approved CCS methodologies [Pending |  Finalized]
  • Revision of approved CCS methodologies [Pending |  Finalized]

This section provides information on simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies for CCS CDM project activities.

Project participants willing to validate / register a CCS CDM project activity shall:

  • use a simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies specified in appendix B for their project category;
  • or propose changes to the simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies specified in appendix B for consideration of the CDM Executive Board;
  • or propose additional project categories to those contained in appendix B for consideration of the Board.