Highlights CDM Executive Board, 52nd meeting / Report of the meeting EB52 available / Corrigendum to the EB051 report

Highlights CDM Executive Board, 52nd meeting / Report of the meeting EB52 available / Corrigendum to the EB051 report

Bonn, 12 February 2010 – The Executive Board of the clean development mechanism (CDM) has chosen Clifford Mahlung of Jamaica to chair the Board in 2010, and Pedro Martins Barata of Portugal to serve as Vice-Chair. Mr. Mahlung, who was Vice-Chair in 2009, takes over from Lex de Jonge of the Netherlands.
Mr. Mahlung, an applied meteorologist in the National Meteorological Service, Jamaica, was an alternate member of the Board in 2005-2006 and joined the Board as a member in 2008. Mr. Martins Barata is an environmental economist and a senior consultant to the Portuguese Climate Change Commission. He served on the Board as an alternate member in 2008-2009.

“Our challenge in the coming year is to fully engage with and draw from CDM stakeholders, with the objective of enhancing quality and efficiency, so that the mechanism can grow to its full potential,” said Mr. Mahlung.
“Through regular consultation and further enhancements in transparency, clarity and accessibility of the Board’s decisions we can create a virtuous circle of Board and stakeholder experiences feeding an ever-improving and expanding mechanism,” he said.

Of note regarding emissions baseline and monitoring methodologies, the Board approved a methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues in power-only plants. The methodology is a result of work being done to improve the applicability and usability of methodologies, and is part of a deconsolidation of an existing methodology (ACM0006).

As part of efforts to extend the reach of the CDM and in response to a request made by Parties when they met in Copenhagen in December (CMP.5), the Board adopted a revised fee schedule to defer the payment of the registration fee for projects hosted in countries with less than 10 registered projects.

Regarding accreditation of third-party certifiers, the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR) was re-accredited and follow-up activities relating to a spot-check of Det Norske Veritas Certification AS (DNV) were closed.

The Board also approved a corrigendum to the report of its 51st meeting. Two projects were erroneously included in a list of 10 projects identified as rejected by the CDM Executive Board at that meeting (EB51 report, para. 66). These two projects, “Inner Mongolia Huitengliang Phase II Wind Power Project” (1815) and “Xinjiang Huadian Xiaocaohu the 2nd Phase of No.1 Wind Farm Project” (2413), had provided information requested of them by the Board and should have formed a separate list in a separate paragraph indicating their registration. The error was picked up after publication of the report.

Two items of note slated for discussion, grid emission factors and guidance on E+ and E- policies, were put off to a later meeting, due to time constraints. Other important policy discussions, on programmes of activities and revised procedures for registration, issuance and revision, were initiated but not concluded.

For an updated list of members and alternate members of the CDM Board please visit <https://cdm.unfccc.int/EB/Members/index.html>.

Further information about nomination, election and re-election of members and alternate members of the CDM Board can be found in the Rules of procedure of the Executive Board of the CDM. FCCC/KP/CMP/2005/8/Add.1 <http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2005/cmp1/eng/08a01.pdf>.

For a full report of the meeting see <https://cdm.unfccc.int/EB/index.html>. For further information contact David Abbass <dabbass@unfccc.int>, CDM Public Information Officer, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, Bonn, Germany.
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List of annexes :

Membership issues
Annex 1 - Documents related to conflict of interest

Annex 2 - Work programme of the CDM-AP for 2010

Annex 3 - ACM0018 - Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues in power-only plants
Annex 4 - AM0028 - Catalytic N2O destruction in the tail gas of nitric acid or caprolactam production plants (version 05)
Annex 5 - AM0034 - Catalytic reduction of N2O inside the ammonia burner of nitric acid plants (version 04)
Annex 6 - AM0048 - New cogeneration facilities supplying electricity and/or steam to multiple customers and displacing grid/off-grid steam and electricity generation with more carbon-intensive fuels (version 03)
Annex 7 - ACM0002 - Consolidated methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources (version 11)
Annex 8 - ACM0006 - Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues in power and heat plants (version 10)
Annex 9 - Procedure for the submission and consideration of a proposed new baseline and monitoring methodology for large scale CDM project activities
Annex 10 - Proposed new methodology assessment form (F-CDM-NMas) (version 05)
Annex 11 - Proposed new methodology expert form - lead review (CDM Expert, FCDM-NMex_3d) (version 04)
Annex 12 - Proposed new methodology expert form - second review (CDM Expert, F-CDM-NMex_2d) (version 04)
Annex 13 - Proposed new methodology expert form - second review (Sectoral/Industry Expert, F-CDM-NMex_Sect) (version 01)
Annex 14 - Work programme of the Meth Panel for the first semester of 2010
Annex 15 - Work programme of the SSC WG for the first semester of 2010
Annex 16 - Work programme of the AR WG for the first semester of 2010

Matters relating to the registration of CDM project activities
Annex 17 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 1585
Annex 18 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2569
Annex 19 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2598
Annex 20 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2703
Annex 21 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2713
Annex 22 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2741
Annex 23 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2761
Annex 24 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2774
Annex 25 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2775
Annex 26 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2776
Annex 27 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2780
Annex 28 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2796
Annex 29 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2799
Annex 30 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2812
Annex 31 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2824
Annex 32 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2828
Annex 33 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2830
Annex 34 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2839
Annex 35 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2846
Annex 36 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2847
Annex 37 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2849
Annex 38 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2850
Annex 39 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2851
Annex 40 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2852
Annex 41 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2861
Annex 42 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2865
Annex 43 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2868
Annex 44 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2879
Annex 45 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2902
Annex 46 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2907
Annex 47 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2908
Annex 48 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2909
Annex 49 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2926
Annex 50 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2933
Annex 51 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2986
Annex 52 - Scope of review (registration) - Project 2369
Annex 53 - Guidelines on the registration fee schedule for proposed project activities under the clean development mechanism (version 01)

Matters relating to the issuance of CERs and the CDM registry
Annex 54 - Scope of reviews (issuance) - Project 0530
Annex 55 - Scope of reviews (issuance) - Project 0806
Annex 56 - Scope of reviews (issuance) - Project 1483
Annex 57 - Scope of reviews (issuance) - Project 1629
Annex 58 - Scope of reviews (issuance) - Project 0526
Annex 59 - Procedures for requesting post-registration changes to the start of the crediting period (version 02)
Annex 60 - Guidelines for assessing compliance with the calibration frequency requirements

Management plan and resources for the work on the CDM
Annex 61 - Status of resources and pledges to support 2010 CDM activities

Other matters
Annex 62 - Schedule of meetings of the CDM Executive Board and its panels and working groups in 2010 (version 02)
Annex 63 - Provisional agenda for EB53


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.