The CDM Executive Board is committed to productively engaging, collaborating and consulting with stakeholders to identify and improve upon existing standards, procedures and guidelines documenting the requirements under the CDM. Only through a full engagement with stakeholders can areas for improvement be identified and a clearer understanding of CDM requirements be achieved by all, thus improving the quality of submissions.
Supporting the Board in this work is the secretariat's Strategy, Collaboration and Communication (SCC) unit, which organizes workshops and roundtables, manages direct communications with the Board, launches and compiles call for public inputs, provides regulatory documents in all six UN languages and reviews and analyses DOE annual activity reports and outputs of DOE performance monitoring.
Fully engaging with stakeholders requires a forum where free discussion, exchange of ideas and demonstration of methods of practical application of skills and principles can be encouraged. Therefore the secretariat, in collaboration with stakeholders, organizes workshops and roundtables throughout the year to share best practices, enhance understanding and provide a platform for exchange of ideas.
2014 workshops and roundtables:
- Africa Regional Workshop (30 Jun - 1 Jul 2014)
- Regional Workshop on CDM and NAMAs for Latin America and the Caribbean (31 Aug–2 Sep 2014)
- Asia and the Pacific Regional Workshop, promoting the CDM and the Market Mechanisms (13–15 Oct 2014)
Session 1 - CDM, State of play
Session 2 - CDM, a tool for sustainable development
1) Reporting on SD co-benefits using the new SD tool and opportunities for monitoring to enhance the profile of CDM projects and CER prices: what the buyers want! , UNFCCC secretariat , Fatima-Zahra Taibi
Break out Session 3 - CDM, a tool for sustainable development
Group 1 and 2:What DNAs require from PPs regarding the SD from CDM projects/PoAs and how DNAs assess and monitor CDM contribution to SD? Discussion and conclusions on best practices of what is necessary to identify and monitor SD; how to monitor SD of a project throughout its lifetime.
Presentation by the Review and Monitoring Office, Paweena Panichayapichet
Group 3 and 4: How to use the tool and what are the benefits? A practical example identifying SD benefits.
Session 4 - Enhancement of participation of local stakeholders, key to success of CDM projects
4) DNA experience and views on the implementation of local consultations, DNA Cambodia, Uy Kamal
Session 5 - Updates on the regulatory framework with relevance to DNAs and applications beyond the CDM
1) Current requirements under the CDM rules and procedures for issuing LoAs; and the process for dealing with letters from DNAs that withdraw approval/authorization for project participants/project activities or PoAs, UNFCCC secretariat, Rocío Correia
Session 6 - LoA approval process, PoAs and Standardized Baselines—Hands on!
Group 1. Best practice for the LoA approval process. What DNAs need to check for different kinds of CDM projects, PoAs and multi-country PoAs? Setting up standard LoA content based on different types of CDM PAs/PoAs.
Group 2. This is dedicated session on standardized baselines, to follow up with already submitted and new submissions of standardized baselines, or for those who are interested in developing a standardized baseline.
Group 3 and 4. These are dedicated sessions for the participants to enhance their knowledge, get the latest updates and sharing experience on one PoA issues.
A PP experience: challenges faced developing PoAs and how they were overcome.
DOE: Overview of the PoA concept and main requirements for validation, registration, monitoring, verification and issuance of CERs.
Session 7 - Potential of the CDM in harnessing climate change action
Session 8 - Emerging market mechanisms: FVA and NMM
1) Status of negotiations on market approaches and landscape of market mechanisms beyond 2015; and how the new market mechanisms can be a catalyst for enhancing ambition, World Bank, Suphachol Suphachalasai
4) Possible configurations of a global market using existing mechanisms, Sindicatum, Jay Mariyappan
Session 9 - Emission Trading Schemes in Asia
Session 10 - Voluntary markets and NAMAs
Session 11- Prospects and Challenges for Carbon Market Linkage
3) Development of carbon trading schemes in Indonesia and its linkage, JCM Secretariat, Indonesia, Aryanie Amellina
Session 12 - Future Carbon Market Expectations
Description: This was an interactive session where the participants were divided in groups. Each group was tasked to discuss topics mentioned below under the guidance of a group moderator. The participants have reviewed trends in the future carbon markets and have shared their expectations. At the end of such discussions, the session moderator convened a joint session wherein all group moderators reported back views and suggestions from their respective groups. This exercise brought out some key messages which can be taken up by the involved stakeholders.
Wrap up Session 13 - What has been done and how we can move forward for market mechanism in Asia and the Pacific
1) Reviewing outcomes; requirements for next actions; overview of activities by countries by IGES, IGES, Akiko Fukui
- 16th CDM DNA Forum (13-14 Nov 2014)
Plenary 1 - What does the future holds for the CDM?
Plenary 2 - Climate Finance trends and stocktakingof finance for CDM
Plenary 3 - Potential role of the CDM in harnessing climate mitigation activities
Plenary 4 - The role of the CDM in the context of the emerging market mechanisms
Plenary 5 - Expanding the role of DNAs to adapt to the New Climate Regime
Plenary 6 - Negotiations and preparation for COP 20
Plenary 7 - Net mitigation
Plenary 9 - Outcome of the Break Out sessions 8 - Future of the carbon Market Expectations
- Round Table consultation: CDM for the future - Harnessing the potential of the CDM for better contribution to the climate action
- CDM Roundtables [ 07 ]
- CDM Roundtables [ 06 ]
- 1st Sustainable Development Mechanisms Joint Coordination Workshop
- Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Standardized Baselines under the CDM (04-05 September 2011)
- Integrated Workshop on Project Standard, Validation and Verification Standard, Project Cycle Procedure and Programme of Activities Standards (24 - 26 August 2011)
- Workshop Overview (290 KB)
- Project Standard (244 KB)
- Validation and Verification Standard (164 KB)
- Project Cycle Procedure (161 KB)
- Demonstration : POA Additionality (146 KB)
- Eligibility Criteria (143 KB)
- Procedures to address significant deficiencies (198 KB)
- Post-registration modifications (167 KB)
- Introduction of the standard for sampling and surveys (243 KB)
- Standard for application of multiple methodologies (205 KB)
- Draft standard - PoA additionality (204 KB)
- Draft standard - PoA eligibility (191 KB)
- Draft standard - PoA multiple methodologies (189 KB)
- CDM Validation and Verification Standard (654 KB)
- Draft - CDM Project Standard (480 KB)
- CDM Project Cycle Procedure (508 KB)
- Draft sampling standard (411 KB)
- Draft Procedure - Significant deficiencies (175 KB)
- Workshop on Programme of Activities under CDM (7-8 May 2011)
- Buildings Under UNFCCC Flexible Mechanisms ( 14 March 2011)
- Agenda (94 KB)
- Full List of Participants (52 KB)
- Setting the scene - Gajanana Hegde (489 KB)
- Challenges of CDM - Chia-Chin Cheng (7005 KB)
- Kuyasa scale-up - Stephen Thorne (4488 KB)
- Masdar CDM experience - Shuvendu Bose and Shashi Prakash (3961 KB)
- NAMAs and building sector - Chia-Chin Cheng (3312 KB)
- NAMA experince in Mexico - Sonja Butzengeiger (8035 KB)
- Common Carbon Metric -Rajat Gupta (5970 KB)
- Energy modeling - Rajat Gupta (1687 KB)
- Energy modeling - Mereddyd Evans (1631 KB)
- Energy modeling - Joe Huang (186 KB)
- Energy Modeling - Anne Arquit Niederberger (368 KB)
- Key Issues in Energy Modeling and Simulations (427 KB)
- Workshops related to methodologies for CDM project activities
Following mandates received from the CMP and/or the CDM Executive Board, the UNFCCC secretariat has organised the following workshops::Practitioners Workshop on Standards (8-10 June 2011)
- Seventh CDM Joint Coordination Workshop
- CDM Roundtables [ 03 ]
- Agenda (140 KB)
- Final list of participants (57 KB)
- Measures for enhance communication with stakeholders (210 KB)
- Programme of Activities (PoA) : DOE Viewpoints (150 KB)
- Regulatory obstacles and proposed solutions for PoAs (622 KB)
- CMP Mandate and Future work on PoA (336 KB)
- Standardized baseline (211 KB)
- The Project Cycle Processes and the VVS : DOE Viewpoints (165 KB)
- Project Cycle Process . Validation and Verification Standard (VVS) (145 KB)
- R&I Processes and VVS (145 KB)
- Validation and Verification Manual (VVM) workshops
- DOE/AIE Co-ordination Forums
- Accreditation Standard Workshop
- Designated National Authority Forums
- Designated National Authority Trainings
- DNAs Briefing on the CDM-Validation and Verification Manual CDM-VVM Workshop
- Practitioners Workshop on SSC Renewable Energy and Demand side Energy Efficiency Methodologies
- CDM Roundtables  
Direct communication with the CDM Executive Board and the secretariat
Direct communication with the CDM Executive Board and the secretariat initiated by stakeholders is an important source for identifying areas for improvement and gathering feedback from the stakeholder community.
AEs/DOEs, DNAs, project participants and other stakeholders may initiate a communication directing to the CDM Executive Board or the secretariat, on the understanding, application and development of CDM rules and the implementation of project activities and programmes of activities (PoAs), e.g., technical or operational explanation, suggestions/ proposals for new regulations, using the “Stakeholder communication form” (CDM-COM-FORM), available under the CDM webpage, Rules and Reference section, under the Forms sub-section, here.
The completed form (CDM-COM-FORM) and any supplemental documents shall be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via fax to +49-228-815-1999 or via post to: Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM) Programme, UNFCCC secretariat, P.O. Box 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Germany.
Communications directed to the CDM Executive Board (previously known as ‘Letter to the Board’) submitted from stakeholders are available here.
See Also: How do I communicate with the Executive Board? under the FAQ section
Call for public inputs
When preparing new regulatory documents or a major revision of existing documents that have a significant impact on stakeholders, the secretariat on behalf of the CDM Executive Board or its support structures (panels and working groups) launches a call for input to seek views of stakeholders on the areas to be covered/revised in the different documents and the concerns that it should address. The duration of calls for input is decided on a case by case basis and a deadline is provided for submissions related to each call.
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