Report and highlights of the CDM EB 47 meeting

Report and highlights of the CDM EB 47 meeting

Please be informed that the report of the forty-seventh meeting of the CDM Executive Board (26 - 28 May 2009), including its annexes, is now available on the UNFCCC CDM website <>.

The CDM Executive Board steamed through a loaded agenda at its 47th meeting, taking important decisions aimed at scaling up the clean development mechanism and adding clarity to the Board’s work.
Building on decisions relating to “Procedures for registration of a Programme of Activities as a single CDM project activity” (PoA), the Board clarified that PoAs can involve more than one baseline and monitoring methodology and that project activities can have start dates prior to the registration of the PoA. The Board also elaborated the terms under which project activities may be reviewed.
Typical CDM projects are registered as single projects in single locations. Under PoAs, the rules for which were developed in response to requests from Kyoto Protocol countries, the way is clear for project developers to submit for registration many projects, covering a wide area, under a single ‘programme’ umbrella.
Also in response to requests from Kyoto Protocol Parties, the Board agreed on terms of reference for investigations into the inclusion of carbon capture and sequestration and forests in exhaustion in the CDM. The aim is to have reports prepared in time to brief the Parties when they meet in Copenhagen in December.
In a continuing effort to enhance transparency in the regulatory process, the Board adopted a classification framework to add clarity and improve access to Board decisions, as requested by stakeholders and Parties.
Also, building on the oath taken by Board members and alternate members when they join the Board, the Board adopted a code of conduct to further describe its approach in implementing the mechanism.
Other work of note included revisions to the methodology “Demand-side activities for efficient lighting technologies”, to among other things broaden its applicability, and adoption of a methodology for electricity and/or heat production using fuel cell technologies.

About the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism
The CDM allows emission-reduction projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2. CERs can be traded and sold, and used by industrialized countries to meet a part of their targets under the Protocol. The CDM assists countries in achieving sustainable development and emission reductions, while giving industrialized countries some flexibility in how they meet their emission targets.

For a full report of the meeting see <>.

Annexes to the Report

Membership issues

Annex 1 - Documents related to conflict of interest

Methodologies for baselines and monitoring plans

Annex 2 - AM0080 "Mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions with treatment of wastewater in aerobic wastewater treatment plants" (version 01)

Annex 3 - AM0081 "Flare or vent reduction at coke plants through the conversion of their waste gas into dimethyl ether for use as a fuel" (version 01)

Annex 4 - AM0058 "Introduction of a new primary district heating system" (version 03)

Annex 5 - AM0078 "Point of Use Abatement Device to Reduce SF6 emissions in LCD Manufacturing Operations" (version 01.1)

Annex 6 - ACM0001 "Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for landfill gas project activities" (version 11)

Annex 7 - ACM0002 "Consolidated baseline methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources" (version 10)

Annex 8 - ACM0009 "Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for fuel switching from coal or petroleum fuel to natural gas" (version 03.2)

Annex 9 - ACM0014 "Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from treatment of industrial wastewater" (version 03.1)

Annex 10 - Tool to determine the mass flow of a greenhouse gas in a gaseous stream (version 01)

Annex 11 - Terms of reference to assess the implications of the possible inclusion of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in geological formations as CDM project activities

Issues relating to CDM afforestation reforestation project activities

Annex 12 - AR-AM0007 "Afforestation and Reforestation of Land Currently Under Agricultural or Pastoral Use" (version 05)

Annex 13 - AR-AM0009 "Afforestation or reforestation on degraded land allowing for silvopastoral activities" (version 04)

Annex 14 - AR-AMS0004 "SSC methodology for small-scale agroforestry - A/R project activities under the CDM" (version 02)

Annex 15 - AR-AMS0006 "Simplified baseline and monitoring methodology for small-scale silvopastoral - A/R project activities under the CDM" (version 01)

Annex 16 - Terms of reference to assess the implications of the possible inclusion of lands with forests in exhaustion as A/R CDM project activities, taking into account technical, methodological and legal issues

Issues relating to small-scale CDM project activities

Annex 17 - AMS-III.AA Transportation Energy Efficiency Activities using Retrofit Technologies" (version 01)

Annex 18 - AMS-III.AB Avoidance of HFC emissions in Standalone Commercial Refrigeration Cabinets (version 01)

Annex 19 - AMS-III.AC Electricity and/or heat generation using fuel cell (version 01)

Annex 20 - AMS-III.AD Emission reductions in hydraulic lime production (version 01)

Annex 21 - AMS II.J Demand-side activities for efficient lighting technologies (version 03)

Annex 22 - AMS-II.C Demand-side energy efficiency activities for specific technologies (version 12)

Annex 23 - AMS-III.B Switching fossil fuels (version 14)

Annex 24 - AMS III.F Avoidance of methane emissions through controlled biological treatment of biomass (version 07)

Annex 25 - AMS-III.Z Fuel Switch, process improvement and energy efficiency in brick manufacture (version 02)

Annex 26 - AMS-III.H Methane recovery in wastewater treatment (version 12)

Annex 27 - Draft General Guidelines on Sampling and Surveys

Annex 28 - General guidance on leakage in biomass project activities (version 03)

Matters relating to programme of activities

Annex 29 - "Procedures for registration of a programme of activities (PoA) as a single CDM project activity and issuance of certified emission reductions for a programme of activities" (version 03)

Annex 30 - "Procedures for review of erroneous inclusion of a CPA" (version 01)

Annex 31 - "Procedures for approval of the application of multiple methodologies to a programme of activities" (version 01)

Annex 32 - "Guidelines on the de-bundling for SSC project activities" (version 02)

Matters relating to the registration of CDM project activities

Annex 33 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 1662

Annex 34 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 1825

Annex 35 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2101

Annex 36 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2226

Annex 37- Scope of review (registration) - Project 2238

Annex 38 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2279

Annex 39 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2285

Annex 40 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2312

Annex 41 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2341

Annex 42 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2344

Annex 43 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2359

Annex 44 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2362

Annex 45 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2373

Annex 46 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2411

Matters relating to the issuance of CERs and the CDM registry

Annex 47 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0199

Annex 48 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0211 (2006-2007)

Annex 49 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0211 (2007-2008)

Annex 50 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0244

Annex 51 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0268

Annex 52 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0340

Annex 53 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0489

Annex 54 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0663

Annex 55 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 0889

Annex 56 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 1011

Annex 57 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 1229

Annex 58 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 1437

Annex 59 - Scope of review (issuance) - Project 1455

Management plan and resources for the work on the CDM

Annex 60 - Information Note: Status of resources and pledges to support 2009 CDM activities

Other matters

Annex 61 - Information Note: CDM Executive Board decision framework. Decision hierarchy and definitions (version 01)

Annex 62 - Code of conduct of the CDM Executive Board

Annex 63 - Provisional agenda for EB48