What is the CDM Executive Board?
The CDM Executive Board (CDM EB) supervises the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism under the authority and guidance of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP). The CDM EB is fully accountable to the CMP.
The CDM EB will be the ultimate point of contact for CDM Project Participants for the registration of projects and the issuance of CERs.
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Date: 17-19 and 25-27 May 2021
Date: 1-3 March and 9-11 March 2021
Strategic planning and direction
Standards for CDM project activities and programmes of activities
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The CDM Executive Board
The Parties have given the CDM Executive Board a number of specific tasks and powers.
The role of the CDM EB is to:
- Develop procedures for the CDM;
- Approve new methodologies;
- Accredit Designated Operations Entities (DOEs);
- Register projects (in accordance with specific procedures);
- Issue Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits earned through CDMprojects in accordance with specific procedures;
- Make publicly available information on proposed CDMprojects in need of funding and investors seeking opportunities;
- Maintain a public database of CDM project activities containing information on registered project design documents, comments received, verification reports, CDM Executive Board decisions and information on all CERs issued;
- Develop and maintain the CDM registry.
The Executive Board comprises of 10 members and 10 alternate members from Parties to the Kyoto Protocol as follows:
|5 UN regional groups (1 from each)||5||5|
|Annex I Parties||2||2|
|Non-Annex I Parties||2||2|
|Small island developing States||1||1|
The Executive Board may establish committees, panels or working groups to assist it in the performance of its functions. The Executive Board shall draw on the expertise necessary to perform its functions, including from the UNFCCC roster of experts. Just as in the composition of the EB itself, regional balance shall be considered in the composition of panels in accordance with rule 32 of the Rules of procedure of the Executive Board of the CDM.
At its thirty-seventh meeting, the Executive Board approved the General Guidelines for panels/working groups.
+ The CDM EB members
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its fifteenth session elected new members and alternate members to the Board. The term of service of the incoming members/alternate members will start at the first meeting of the Board in 2020.
The Board elected Mr. El Hadji Mbaye Diagne of Senegal and Mr. Oliveri Kassi of Belgium to serve as Chair and Vice-Chair of the CDM Executive Board respectively until the first meeting of the Board in 2021.
|Members and alternate members are listed in alphabetical order by Board member.|
|a Term: 2 years (starting at the first meeting in 2019). See note below.|
|b Term: 2 years (starting at the first meeting in 2020). See note below.|
|1 In accordance with the communication dated 12 December 2019 from the Chair of GRULAC, the member from Brazil (Mr. José Miguez) will serve the first year (2020) of the first term of office in this position, and the member from the Dominican Republic (Mr. Moises Alvarez) will serve the second year (2021) of the first term of office in this position. Further to the communication dated 3 July 2020, the Chair of GRULAC informed that Mr. José Miguez will serve in office until 30 June 2021, when he will be succeeded by Mr. Moises Alvarez who will serve for the remainder of the term.|
|Note: The term of office has been extended by one year in accordance with the guidance of the COP/CMP/CMA Bureau as communicated to Parties in the notification to Parties dated 15 January 2021, and available at this link: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/Notification%20to%20Parties%20on%202020%20elections%20Signed%20by.pdf.|
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.
Information on the election and membership of the bodies of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol can be found here.
+ Code of conduct
+ CDM Business and management plans
This section provides history of the CDM Business and management plans
|EB||Annex / Date of Issuance||Version|
CDM two-year business and management plan 2020-2021 (version 01.0)
CDM management plan 2017 (Version 01.0)
(23 - 27 Nov 2015)
|Annex 1||CDM two-year business plan 2016-2017 and management plan 2016 (Version 01.1)|
(24 - 28 Nov 2014)
|Annex 1||CDM MAP 2015 (Version 01.0)|
(4 - 8 Nov 2013)
|Annex 1||CDM two-year business plan 2014-2015 and management plan 2014 (Version 02.0)|
(30 Sep - 4 Oct 2013)
|Annex 1||CDM Business plan 2014-2015 (Version 01.0)|
(30 Jan - 1 Feb 2013)
|Annex 1||CDM two-year business plan and management plan 2013-2014 (Version 01.0)|
(27 Feb - 2 Mar 2012)
|Annex 1||CDM 2-year business plan 2012-2013 (Version 02.0)|
(27 Feb - 2 Mar 2012)
|Annex 2||CDM-MAP 2012 (Version 01.1)|
(14 - 18 Feb 2011)
|Annex 16||CDM 2-year business plan (Version 01.1)|
(14 - 18 Feb 2011)
|Annex 17||CDM-MAP 2011 (Version 01.1)|
(24 - 28 May 2010)
|Annex 37||CDM-MAP 2010 (Version 1)|
(11 - 13 Feb 2009)
|Annex 71||CDM-MAP 2009 (Version 1)|
|Mandated by EB40 (15 - 17 Jun 2008 )||10 Sept 2008||CDM-MAP 2008 (Version 1.1)|
(30 Jan - 1 Feb 2008)
|Annex 23||CDM-MAP 2008 (Version 1)|
(20 - 22 Jun 2007)
|Annex 40||CDM-MAP 2007-2008 (Version 2)|
(29 Oct - 1 Nov 2006)
|Annex 17||CDM-MAP 2007-2008 (Version 1)|
(28 - 30 Sep 2005)
|Annex 25||CDM-MAP 2005-2006 (Revised Version)|
(11 - 13 May 2005)
|Annex 15||CDM-MAP 2005-2006|
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CDM EB Q&A and other events
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