Standardized Baselines

Approved Standardized Baselines

Project participants may select an approved standardized baseline if the approved standardized baseline is valid and applicable to the proposed CDM project activity or PoA in accordance with the “CDM project standard".

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Approved Afforestation and Reforestation Standardized Baselines

    Request for:

+ Clarification [Pending | Finalized]

+ Revision [Pending |  Finalized]

+ Update [Pending Finalized]


Proposed Bottom-up Standardized Baselines

In accordance wit the “Procedure for development, revision, clarification and update of standardized baselines”, the Board considers all proposed standardized baselines.Until a decision has been made by the Board, the standardized baselines are pending cases.

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Proposed Top-down Standardized Baselines

In accordance with the “Procedure for development, revision, clarification and update of standardized baselines” at any time following the receipt of the agreement with the DNA(s) of a Party(ies) for which the draft standardized baseline (DSB) is proposed using the “DSB development agreement” form (CDM-DSBA-FORM), the Board may decide to develop a DSB or the secretariat may propose to the Board that it develop a DSB

ASB[Pending |  Finalized]    



The use of standardized baselines can potentially reduce transaction costs, enhance transparency, objectivity and predictability, facilitate access to the CDM, particularly with regard to underrepresented project types and regions, and scale up the abatement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while ensuring environmental integrity. More relevant information is available at the below webpages:

+ Good practice examples
+ SB-related publications 




Documents+ Background -In response to decision 3/CMP.6, the Board requested the secretariat to develop a general methodological framework for the development and assessment of standardized baselines.
+ Procedures
+ Standards
+ Guidelines
+ Forms
+ Data templates 


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