The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol on its first session, held at Montreal from 28 November to 10 December 2005, established that the CDM Executive Board shall develop and maintain the CDM registry according to the requirements set out in Appendix D to the report (FCCC/KP/CMP/2005/8/Add.1).
These requirements specify that the CDM registry is to be in the form of a standardized electronic database that ensures the accurate accounting of the issuance, holding and acquisition of CERs. In order to do so, Appendix D to Decision 3/CMP.1 provides guidance on the different account types to be available in the CDM registry, provisions for unique serial numbers, conditions for the forwarding of CERs and publicly available information about the operation of the CDM registry.
This document also establishes that
The Executive Board shall establish and maintain a CDM registry to ensure the accurate accounting of the issuance, holding, transfer and acquisition of CERs by Parties not included in Annex I.
The Executive Board shall identify a registry administrator to maintain the registry under its authority.
The Annual report (2003–2004) of the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism to the Conference of the Parties also states that the Board agreed that the secretariat is to be the CDM registry administrator with responsibility, under the authority of the Board, for implementing and operating the CDM registry (CP/2004/2/ paragraph 59).
Publicly available information can be found on the issuance of CERs section.
Information about the amount of CERs allocated to the Adaptation Fund account can be found here
The Executive Board provided further guidance for the work of the CDM registry at its subsequent meetings. The reports of each meeting containing the corresponding decisions can be found on the EB section .
Voluntary Cancellation of CERs:Voluntary cancellation allows project participants who hold certified emission reductions (CERs) in the CDM registry to cancel them on their own behalf or on behalf of third parties. This gives them access to a broader source of demand for CERs in the voluntary market, while making a diverse portfolio of credits available to organizations and individuals wishing to reduce their carbon footprint.
View details of voluntary cancellations in the CDM Registry in 2018, except those processed through the online platform. FOR BUYERS
- View list of CERs available for voluntary cancellation
+ Create an expression of interest for CERs (you will need to create a My CDM account and log in)
- Advertise CERs available for voluntary cancellation (you will need to create a My CDM account and log in)
- View list of CERs wanted
For more information on how to voluntarily cancel CERs in the CDM Registry, click here
Online platform for voluntary cancellation of CERs:The online platform was launched in September 2015 to allow members of the public to offset their carbon footprint in a simple and transparent way.
The platform is a web based application that allows project participants to offer the voluntary cancellation of their CERs held in the CDM registry at a price they determine. Members of the public can filter available CERs by project type, country or other criteria to ensure their action supports GHG mitigation activities which are in line with organizational goals or personal preferences. Paid CERs are cancelled in the CDM registry through a paperless process. For each purchase of CER cancellation, the CDM registry administrator issues an attestation of cancellation.
The platform is available at the following link: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/
The page listing the details of voluntary cancellations in the CDM Registry through the online platform can be found in the following link: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/vchistory
Permanent holding account representatives interested in offering CERs for voluntary cancellation on the platform should contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project participants who hold CERs in the pending account should contact us through their respective focal points for scope (a).
- Change the focal point entity and/or scope of authority (MOC)
- Add a project participant entity (MOC Annex 2, sections 1 and 2)
- Change the legal name of a project participant entity (MOC Annex 2, sections 1 and 2, or MOC if the entity is also a focal point)
- Withdraw a project participant entity (MOC Annex 2, sections 1 and 3)
- Change the authorized signatories or contact details of a project participant or focal point entity (MOC Annex 2, sections 1 and 4)
CDM Registry News - Operational
13 December 2017 - Share of proceeds for administration - amendments to the CDM project/PoA cycle procedures approved at EB96
At its ninety-sixth meeting (EB 96), the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism approved changes to the CDM project cycle procedures with respect to the SOP for administration. The changes include:
- Starting 1 January 2018, project participants who have approved requests for issuance with pending payments of their SOP for administration may opt to pay the SOP in up to three instalments per issuance. The instalment should be at least USD 1,500 unless it is the last instalment for the issuance, in which case it should be at least USD 500. CERs will be released for forwarding/voluntary cancellation in proportion to the SOP paid. Further details are available here;
- For requests for issuance submitted after 1 June 2018, the SOP for administration shall be payable in full prior to the commencement of a completeness check for a request for issuance;
- Until the changes are incorporated into the CDM project cycle procedures as at 1 January 2018 and 1 June 2018, respectively, please refer to the EB 96 approved documents:
- For project activities: Annex 11 - Procedure: Amendments to version 01.0 of the CDM project cycle procedure for project activities (version 01.0)
- For programmes of activities: Annex 12 - Procedure: Amendments to version 01.0 of the CDM project cycle procedure for programmes of activities (version 01.0)
04 August 2017 - UNFCCC & CTX ‘Climate Finance’ partnership goes live!
Climate finance is a multi-billion dollar global solution to funding projects which address the issues of climate change by reducing or sequestering CO2 and other greenhouse-gass emissions. The World Bank provides over $10 Billion each year to projects that increase the resilience to climate change and is a major supporter of the UN CDM process.
Today Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX) listed the first UNFCCC CDM CER credits on its global Voluntary exchange. CTX has been engaged with a global audience for almost a decade in the fight against climate change, encouraging and facilitating the purchase and retirement by businesses and brokers of Carbon Credits from many hundreds of projects worldwide.
Now any company from small to larger corporates can add UN certified CERs to build an offset portfolio online; perform full due diligence online; demonstrate competitive, transparent pricing; and purchase securely in real time with zero delivery risk.
Wayne Sharpe, CEO & Founder of CTX said: “Since its launch CTX has facilitated millions of tonnes of offset purchases certified by the major international carbon standards. Many businesses wish to offset using UN certified credits but have lacked the confidence to do so via the opaque and sometimes ‘dark over the counter’ market.”
“Surely a company wanting to offset can’t be happy paying up to 10 times more because the OTC broker has a ‘good story’? We’re delighted that CTX will address this and help to grow the market for transparent, cost effective climate finance and carbon neutrality, either directly or via credible contracted CTX brokers.”
UNFCCC senior executive Niclas Svenningsen said “The CTX agreement will provide a new, global and much needed distribution outlet for Project Originators and developers under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to sell and monetise their CER’s.”
In support of this new strategic partnership, until October 31st the CTX platform is free to join and corporate clients need no registry account to trade UN CERs - 24/7 via ANY internet connection – with fully secure, fast, efficient low cost clearance and settlement.
Most exciting is that for project originators (sellers) fees are only 2% , meaning buyers know that the projects they buy from receive 98% of the proceeds of sale.
04 July 2017 - Notification of planned environment outage of the International Transaction Log - 13 to 16 July 2017
The International Transaction Log will be offline for from Thursday, 13 July 2017 until Sunday, 16 July 2017 and will be unable to process transactions during this period. As a consequence, the CDM registry will not be able to process forwarding or voluntary cancellation transactions during this period. We apologize for this inconvenience.
17 May 2017 - Unavailability of the MoC electronic interface
The MoC electronic interface will be unavailable for 5 working days from Thursday, May 25 00:00:01. For further information on the deployment of the new CDM-MOC-FORM, please refer to “CDM Registry News - Operational - 17 May 2017 : Implementation of electronic CDM-MOC-FORM, version 03.0 and transitional arrangements”.
The new interface will be fully operational as of Thursday, 1 June 2017.
For any urgent matters during the down time period, please contact the CDM registry at: email@example.com
17 May 2017 — Implementation of the electronic CDM-MOC-FORM, version 03.0 and transitional arrangements
Following the implementation of the electronic CDM-MOC-FORM, version 03.0., on 1 June 2017, focal points and project participants are encouraged to start uploading version 03.0 of the CDM-MOC-FORM for post-registration changes as soon as possible due to the fact that the electronic interface for post-registration changes has already been converted to reflect version 03.0.
Registration: Up until 28 March 2018, entities may choose to submit either version 02.3 or version 03.0 of the F-CDM-MOC through their validating DOE according to the selected track for submitting a request for registration.
Post-registration changes: Effective 1 June 2017, the MoC electronic interface for post registration changes will be updated to reflect version 03.0 of the CDM-MOC-FORM. Focal points and project participants should note that from this date, any post-registration changes should be requested by using Version 03.0 of the CDM-MOC-FORM as a result of the updated electronic interface.
Version 02.3 of the form can still be used as the submitted pdf file accompanying the electronic submission, however, to avoid discrepancies between the version of the electronic interface and the submitted pdf file, focal points and project participants are strongly encouraged to create and print the CDM-MOC-FORM for signature from the interfacet.
17 May 2017 - CDM-MOC-FORM, version 03.0: main changes in brief
Following the decision of the Executive Board to adopt the “CDM project cycle procedure for project activities (version 01.0)” and the “CDM project cycle procedure for programmes of activities (version 01.0)” at its 93rd meeting, project participants are required to use the CDM-MOC-FORM, version 03.0, for submitting MOC statements and changes to the MOC statements from 1 June 2017. The main changes are:
1. The introduction of an optional end-date to the participation of a registered project participant of a project or programme of activities.
This option can be selected at the request for registration stage (Annex 1), when adding a project participant (Annex 2, Section 2), or at any subsequent time through the use of a new section in the CDM-MOC-FORM (Annex 2, Section 5)
2. The option to request the administrative withdrawal of non-contactable project participants (not applicable for programmes of activities).
3. The introduction of a new annex to the MOC statement (CDM-MOC-FORM: Annex 3) to request the voluntary withdrawal of a focal point entity/ies (not applicable for programmes of activities).
4. The option for project participants (not applicable for programmes of activities) to directly request:
(a) Their own voluntary withdrawal;
(b) Changes to their own contact details;
(c) The withdrawal of other project participants of the same project activity on the basis of their cessation;
(d) The administrative withdrawal of non-contactable project participants of the same project activity.
The grace period for the submission of the CDM-MOC-FORM version 02.3 will end on 28 March 2018 for requests for registrations and31 July 2017 for post registration changes. After these dates, version 03.0 only will be accepted. Completing the MOC statement and its annexes in the designated electronic interface ensures that the current version is used.
19 December 2016 - CDM Registry operations over December 2016 and January 2017
The CDM Registry will be closed on 26 and 27 December 2016 and 2 January 2017 with no transactions processed on these days, and will operate with reduced capacity between the period 28 December 2016 and 5 January 2017.
In order to ensure completion of CER forwarding requests by 31 December 2016, project participants are kindly requested to submit signed F-CDM-FWD forms to arrive at the secretariat no later than 22 December 2015 close of business. Kindly note that forms can now be sent by email to the secretariat.
9 September 2016 - Notification of planned outage of the Japanese National Registry
The National Registry of Japan will be offline for maintenance in the PROD environment beginning on Friday, 09 September 2016 at 09:00 UTC and ending on Friday, 23 September 2016 at 01:00 UTC and will be unable to process transactions during this period. As a consequence, the CDM registry will not be able to process forwarding transactions to the Japanese National Registry during this period. We apologize for this inconvenience.
1 March 2016 - Forwarding / voluntary cancellation transactions can now be performed based on emailed copies of the signed forwarding forms
Scanned copies of the signed forwarding or voluntary cancellation form can now be sent by email to the secretariat for processing, instead of the original form being sent by courier. The forms can be sent at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the Project or PoA number in the email subject line. The request should come from an email account of an authorized signatory of the focal point for scope (a) as per the modalities of communication for authentication purpose. In case of joint focal points for scope (a), the request can come from any of the authorized signatories and the joint focal point should be copied in the e-mail message.
Within 1 to 2 working days after receiving the scanned signed forwarding or voluntary cancellation form, the secretariat may, on a sample basis, place a phone call to a focal point for scope (a) signatory to confirm the details of the requested transaction. An authorized signatory should be available on the phone and should be able to confirm the transaction details in English language. The e-mail message submitting the signed forwarding form may indicate available times and the names(s) of the signatory(ies) available to answer the call.
The secretariat reserves the right to request the sending of the original form (hard copy) by mail if in doubt about the authenticity of the scanned form or if it had unsuccessfully attempted to contact the focal point for scope (a). In case the transaction is processed based on a scanned copy, the original form does not need to be sent.
For full details on the forwarding and voluntary cancellation procedures, please refer to the how-to section here.
2 December 2015 - CDM Registry operations in December 2015
In order to ensure completion of CER forwarding requests by 31 December 2015, project participants are kindly requested to submit signed F-CDM-FWD forms to arrive at the secretariat no later than Friday,18 December 2015 close of business.
Should project participants anticipate delays in sending the original signed F-CDM-FWD form to the secretariat please contact the CDM Registry for further assistance whereby exceptional processing from the electronic submission of the form to expedite completion may be possible.
The CDM Registry will operate with reduced capacity between the period 21 December 2015 and 4 January 2016. Please note that no transactions will be processed on 31 December 2015 due to the closure of the ITL for end of year maintenance.
20 November 2015 – End of CP1 true-up implications for the CDM Registry
The CP1 true-up period ended on 18 November 2015. While external transfers between national registries and retirement of CP1 units are no longer possible, CP1 CERs can continue to be forwarded from the CDM registry to national registries until the end of the carry-over period which is not fixed in time. Project participants who wish to externally forward CP1 CERs in the future should contact the receiving registry concerned to confirm if CP1 CERs would still be accepted and consultation with the respective national registry authorities is also advised in order to be informed of any other possible use of CP1 CERs.
CP1 CERs can remain in the CDM registry and be transacted normally. There is no time limit currently established as to how long this may continue. Project participants may wish to consider making CP1 CERs available on the 'Online platform for voluntary cancellation of CERs'. For further information please refer to the dedicated section above on this page.
13 October 2015 – Financial payments to UNFCCC in October/November 2015
The United Nations is implementing an administrative reform which includes a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system effective 9 November 2015. During the upcoming transitional period between 18 October and 9 November 2015 we are anticipating increased workloads in the processing of administrative actions, including financial payments, which may impact on stakeholders' own internal deadlines in the various stages of the CDM process. In this regard we kindly request stakeholders to take note of the above information and gauge their submissions to the secretariat as early as possible to ensure sufficient lead time for processing. The secretariat has put in place the necessary interim arrangements to prevent any significant delays occurring.
01 October 2015 – Online Platform for voluntary cancellation of CERs
The online platform for voluntary cancellation of CERs was launched on 22 September 2015. The platform is operated by the secretariat and allows any member of the public to buy CERs available in the CDM Registry for immediate voluntary cancellation. The use of the platform is free of charge and certificates of cancellation will be issued for each confirmed purchase. Further information on the use of the platform should be addressed to the following email address: email@example.com
22 July 2015 – CDM Registry email available again
Stakeholders are kindly informed that the CDM Registry email address (CDM-Registry@unfccc.int) is operational.
21 July 2015 – CDM Registry email temporarily unavailable
Stakeholders are kindly informed that the CDM Registry email address (CDM-Registry@unfccc.int) is temporarily unavailable and we are not receiving any emails. For urgent matters please use the following temporary email address: CDMRegistryTeam@unfccc.int. We apologize for this inconvenience.
14 July 2015 – Notification of planned outage of ITL
ITL will be unable to accept or carry out transactions from Thursday, 16 July 2015 at 12:00 UTC until Sunday, 19 July 2015 at 21:00 UTC due to technical maintenance. The CDM Registry will therefore be unable to process transactions during the above-mentioned period and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
09 July 2015 – Aggregated holdings in the pending account of the CDM Registry
The CDM Registry would like to inform project participants that the aggregated holdings of CERs, tCERs and lCERs in the pending account of the CDM Registry are published on a monthly basis on the CDM Registry web page in the ‘Public Reports’ section at the following web link: https://cdm.unfccc.int/Registry/index.html
23 April 2015 - Update of nomenclature of CDM Registry forms
As per information included in the report of the 83rd meeting of the Executive Board the following CDM Registry forms have been renamed: CDM-MOC-FORM - Modalities of communication statement (version 02.2); CDM-RA-FORM - CDM Registry holding account opening request form (version 01.6), CDM-RA-Change-FORM - To request changes to holding accounts in the CDM Registry (version 3.0); CDM-FWD-FORM - Forwarding/voluntary cancellation form (version 3.0)
4 December 2014 — Issuances over the Christmas holiday period.
Due to closure of the secretariat on 25 and 26 December 2014 and 1 and 2 January 2015, issuances which fall on any of the above-mentioned dates will be processed on the following business day.
4 December 2014 — CDM Registry operations in December 2014
In order to ensure completion of requests to forward CERs by 31 December 2014, project participants are kindly requested to submit signed F-CDM-FWD forms to arrive at the secretariat no later than 17 December 2014 close of business.
The CDM Registry will operate with reduced capacity between the period 22 December 2014 and 5 January 2015. Please note that no transactions will be processed on 31 December 2014 due to the closure of the ITL for end of year maintenance.
27 June 2013 — Notification of planned downtime of ETS registries
ETS registries will be unable to accept or carry out transactions between 0800 hrs UTC on 1/7/2013 and 0800 hrs UTC on 8/7/2013 due to technical maintenance of the CSEUR. The CDM Registry will therefore be unable to process transactions to ETS registries during the above-mentioned period and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
28 March 2013 — Measures related to processing of requests for issuance that had been delayed in late 2012: Information and update
The CDM Executive Board at EB 71 requested the secretariat to put in place measures to prioritize and expedite requests for issuance that had been delayed as a result of the previous prioritization of requests for registration in late 2012. In response to this request, the secretariat took two specific actions. First, it identified all requests for issuance that had waited for more than two weeks before the commencement of the completeness check. Second, for those projects only, the secretariat invited project participants for the affected projects to inform the secretariat whether the delay was having an impact on their project on their project activity, and explain how.
For those cases where the project participants had substantiated a significant impact of the delay, and for those issuance requests only, the relevant project participants were invited to make the SOP-Admin payment after publication of the respective requests for issuance and/or to request expedited authentication of the requests for forwarding (this was achieved using the standard process for electronic submission).
Please note that the above measures were of a temporary nature and implemented to deal with a backlog that had built since the end of 2012. The measures are no longer in effect as the waiting times for requests for issuance have returned to within the timelines recommended by the CMP.
04 December 2012 — Deadline to submit CER forwarding requests for 2012 processing
Should project participants wish to ensure completion of requests to forward CERs by 31 December 2012, they are kindly requested to submit original signed F-CDM-FWD forms to arrive at the secretariat no later than 17 December 2012 close of business.
Please note that 28 December 2012 will be the last day for processing CER forwarding requests received by the CDM Registry in 2012 due to the unavailability of the ITL on 31 December 2012.
23 November 2012 — Release of modified interface for requesting voluntary cancellation from the pending account of the CDM registry
The secretariat is pleased to announce that the interface for forwarding of CERs/tCERs has been adapted to allow for the voluntary cancellation of the same. Similarly to the forwarding of CERs the focal point(s) for scope (a), should upload a voluntary cancellation request using the link included in the issuance notification message. For further guidance on voluntary cancellation procedures please refer to the How to/Guidance section on the CDM Registry web page.
15 November 2012 — Introduction of voluntary cancellation in the CDM registry
For requests for voluntary cancellation of units from Permanent Holding Accounts in the CDM registry, account holders are requested to contact the CDM registry team at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a temporary transfer form for this purpose.
Project participants may submit notifications of units available for cancellation as per the procedurefor implementing voluntary cancellation in the CDM registry. To proceed with a submission please refer to section "Voluntary Cancellation" on this web page. Please note that the functionality will be activated in the late afternoon.
Notification of delay on implementation of voluntary cancellation requests from the pending account of the CDM registry:
The CDM Registry regrets to inform users that due to unforeseen technical issues the deployment of the interface to enable the submission of requests for voluntary cancellation of units from the pending account of the CDM registry will only be available from 23 November 2012.
9 August 2012 — Update on EU account information in the CDM Registry
Further to clarifications received on the operations of the Union Registry (European Community) and confirmation of the continuation of the EU member state Kyoto registries, the CDM Registry Administrator is discontinuing transfers of CERs to Union Registry accounts, i.e. accounts holding an EU prefix, with immediate effect. This announcement supersedes related information posted on 6 July 2012 'EU accounts in the CDM Registry'.
30 July 2012 — Transitional arrangements to the F-CDM-MOC, version 02.1
Following the implementation of the electronic F-CDM-MOC, version 02.1, on 27 July 2012, and in line with the revised end date of 31 January 2013 for the submission of any requests for registration/issuance under current rules (EB68 report, Annex 33), project participants are encouraged to start uploading version 02.1 of the F-CDM-MOC for post-registration changes as soon as possible due to the fact that the electronic interface for post-registration changes has already been converted to reflect version 02.1. From 1 February 2013 all requests for changes to the F-CDM-MOC should be submitted using version 02.1 of the F-CDM-MOC only.
24 July 2012 — unavailability of the MoC electronic interface
The MoC electronic interface will be unavailable for 24 hours from 25 July 23:59:59. For further information on the deployment of the new F-CDM-MOC, please refer to CDM Registry News - Operational - 11 May 2012 : Implementation of electronic F-CDM-MOC, version 02.1.
The interface will be fully operational as of Friday, 27 July 2012.
6 July 2012 — EU accounts in the CDM Registry
The CDM Registry has been updated to support account references with EU as a Party code for CER transfer purposes. Henceforth focal points may enter either their new EU account number in the CDM interface or continue to use the Party code and account number previously allocated which is still valid for CDM purposes. Kindly ensure that the EU or Party code is followed by the applicable account number and account type to ensure smooth processing.
11 May 2012 — Implementation of electronic F-CDM-MOC, version 02.1
Registration: Up until 30 September 2012, entities may choose to submit either version 01.4 or version 02.1 of the F-CDM-MOCthrough their validating DOE according to the selected track for submitting a request for registration.
Post-registration changes: Effective 27 July 2012, the MoC electronic interface for post registration changes will be updated to reflect version 02.1 of the F-CDM-MOC. Project participants should note that effective 27 July 2012, any post-registration changes should be requested by using only version 02.1 of the F-CDM-MOC as a result of the updated electronic interface. Up until the switch between F-CDM-MOC versions, version 01.4 should be scanned and submitted as a pdf file to the request for changes, however, the secretariat will also accept the use of the new 02.1 F-CDM-MOC.
To avoid discrepancies between the version of the electronic interface and the submitted pdf file, project participants are encouraged to print the F-CDM-MOC for signature from the interface. In F-CDM-MOC, Section 3: Statement of Agreement, the fields "Full name of authorized signatory", "Signature" and "Date" as well as the fields "Signature" and "Date" elsewhere in any of the MOC forms should be completed by hand after the respective form is printed from the interface prior to uploading a scanned version of the fully completed form.
9 May 2012 — Temporary unavailability of CDM Registry during transition to single Union Registry
Due to the imminent transition of EU member state registries to a single common emissions registry the CDM Registry will be unavailable to process forwarding transactions designated to EU national registries from 3 to 19 June 2012. Focal points are therefore encouraged to submit any CER forwarding requests to accounts with affected national registries to arrive at the secretariat by 28 May 2012 in order to ensure their completion prior to suspension of EU registry operations on 3 June 2012.
*Please note that requests for forwarding of CERs to non-EU registry accounts will not be affected by the above-mentioned closure period and will continue to be processed in the normal manner.
05 April 2012 — F-CDM-MOC, version 02.1: main changes in brief
Following the decision of the Executive Board to adopt the “Clean Development Mechanism Project Cycle Procedure” at its 65th meeting in Bonn, project participants are required to use the F-CDM-MOC, version 02.1, when submitting a new MOC statement. The main changes of the new form to be effective 1 May 2012 are:
- 1. The introduction of a new section in the F-CDM-MOC with regard to a focal point entity’s change in name or legal status for post-registration submissons only.
- 1.1. Should the focal point entity changing its name or legal status also be a project participant, a new F-CDM-MOC should be submitted together with a DNA confirmation; the Annex 2 is no longer a requirement in such cases.
- 1.2. Should the focal point entity changing its name or legal status also be a project participant, and the same signatories apply for the entity in its role as focal point and as a project participant, there is no requirement to submit a separate Annex 2 to update the contact details of the project participant.
- 2. As per CDM Project Cycle Procedure, paragraph 169, on first time nomination of a focal point entity, the focal point(s) for scope (b) shall provide written evidence of:
- (a) The new focal point’s corporate identity, and
- (b) The personal identity and employment status of the new focal point’s authorized signatory(ies), including their specimen signature(s).
For detailed instructions on the above, please refer to the standard F-CDM-MOC template on the Registry website.
19 March 2012 — Introducing the new F-CDM-MOC
In conjunction with the adoption of new procedures at EB65, the secretariat has published related forms including the new F-CDM-MOC (version 02.1) on the CDM website which is shown together with the current MoC form (version 01.4) at the following link: http://cdm.unfccc.int/Reference/PDDs_Forms/index.html#reg
Due to the fact that version 02.1 of the F-CDM-MOC only becomes effective on 1 May 2012, project participants are encouraged to continue to use version 01.4 of the MoC form until that date. It is anticipated that the new MoC statement will be available electronically as of 1 May 2012, however, users are kindly requested to refer to the CDM Registry website for updates on progress in this regard. Should there be an extended delay in implementing the electronic form, interim arrangements will be put in place to allow for an extended use of the old MoC form.
18 Jan 12 —Validity period for submitted CER forwarding requests
CER forwarding requests submitted electronically which are not supported by a signed F-CDM-FORWCERS form received at the secretariat within 90 days of the original submission will be automatically rejected unless CDM Registry is requested by focal point entities to extend the validity period for a justified reason.
19 Dec 11 —CER issuance 23/12/2011
Project participants are kindly informed that CERs issued on 23 December 2011 will be available for distribution on 27 December 2011 due to the Christmas holiday period.
06 Dec 11 —CER issuance 30/12/2011
Project participants are kindly informed that CERs issued on 30 December 2011 will be available for distribution on 3 January 2012 due to the Christmas holiday period.
18 Nov 11 — Deadline to submit CER forwarding requests for 2011 processing
Should project participants wish to ensure completion of requests to forward CERs by 31 December 2011, they are kindly requested to submit signed F-CDM-FORWCERS forms to arrive at the secretariat no later than 14 December 2011 close of business.
07 Nov 11 — MOC pre-screening step
Effective 7 November 2011 the pre-screening step on the MOC electronic interface will be removed. Focal point entities should continue to submit requests for changes to the MOC in the usual manner which will be addressed by the CDM Registry team as promptly as possible.
28 Oct 11 — Confidential documentation on the CDM website
The secretariat has removed documentation related to Modalities of Communication containing confidential information from the CDM website which will be replaced with digitized documentation of a restricted nature. While this exercise may take up to several months, project participants and focal points are kindly requested to ensure accurate maintenance of their own records for reference purposes until all digital documentation is available and published in a restricted format on the CDM website.
21 Oct 11 — Updated information for changes to a CDM Registry holding account
Please note updated requirements for effecting changes to holding accounts in the section 'How do I request changes to a CDM registry holding account'
12 Oct 11 — CDM Registry resumes operations
Please be informed that the CDM Registry has resumed operations and that CER issuance and CER forwarding transactions from the pending account are being processed as per normal procedure.
11 Oct 11 — Important Announcement
An attempt was made from outside the UNFCCC secretariat to execute an unauthorised transfer of certified emission reductions (CERs) from the CDM registry. Internal security procedures prevented the transfer from being executed, and no CERs were transferred. The owners of the accounts involved have been notified by the secretariat. The secretariat is investigating the incident to ensure continuous safe operation of the registry.
7 Oct 11 — Unavailability of the CDM Registry
Due to scheduled maintenance of the International Transaction Log the CDM Registry will be unavailable to process transactions or issuance/account related matters from 4-10 November 2011. We kindly request the understanding of project participants and account representatives during this outage period which is aimed to improve service requirements and benefit users of the CDM Registry.
25 Jul 11 — Disclaimer notification - F-CDM-MOC form
Project participants are invited to take note of a disclaimer notification which has been included on the F-CDM-MOC form, Annex 2, Section 4. As per CDM procedures this editorial change has been published on the CDM public website and is effective 25 July 2011. A grace period is applicable to this change whereby F-CDM-MOC forms will be accepted without inclusion of the disclaimer notification if submitted prior to the anticipated approval of the Executive Board at its sixty-third meeting, due to take place from 25-29 September 2011.
12 Jul 11 — Validation of documents - 'Change/Update of contact details'
Documentation submitted to support requests for changes to contact details of project participants/focal point entities is required to be dated within 24 months of the date of submission of the documents to the secretariat; alternatively, a notarized certificate confirming the validity of any document dated older than 24 months at time of submission to the secretariat will be accepted.
16 May 11 — Notice to CDM project participants and stakeholders
The secretariat will not execute any registration and issuance process-related actions during the period 18-20 May 2011 due to a planned capacity-building exercise involving the programme in the UNFCCC secretariat that supports the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms.
17 Mar 11 — Change the name of a project participant or focal point Project participants
Annex 2, Sections 1 & 2 only of the F-CDM-MOC form together with either:
1. A validating letter from the authorizing DNA. Such letter should clearly state that the name of the entity has changed, include the former name and new name of the entity, and confirm that the original LOA remains valid after the change of name or legal status of the registered project participant; or
2. A new LOA to include both the former name and the new name of the project entity, which is important for verification purposes, would also be accepted.
Project participants (nominated as focal point entities)
A new F-CDM-MOC form and Annex 2, Sections 1 and 2, together with either:
1. A validating letter from the authorizing DNA. Such letter should clearly state that the name of the entity has changed, include the former name and new name of the entity, and confirm that the original LOA remains valid after the change of name or legal status of the registered project participant; or
2. A new LOA to include both the former name and the new name of the project entity, which is important for verification purposes, would also be accepted. Change the name of a project participant or focal point entity
22 Feb 11 — Editorial change to F-CDM-MOC form
As only minor editorial changes were included in the updated F-CDM-MOC form on 22/2/2011 (version 01.3), project participants may continue to utilize the previous version (01.2) if the form is already in circulation for signature purposes; however, any future submission should reflect the updated version. Forms - Registration/Validation
09 Feb 11 — Important announcement
Due to the recent closure of EU national registries for security reasons, the CDM Registry kindly requests the understanding of project participants for the undue delay in processing CER forwarding transactions. As soon as the national registries concerned are available the requested action will be taken as soon as possible.
07 Dec 09 — Electronic interface update
Updates to the electronic interface designed to facilitate requests for changes to MOC statements form focal point entities were introduced on 30 November 2009. The changes and improvements include a new ‘action-based’ interface where focal point entities are invited to use the new functions available which, amongst others, provide for the possibility to upload additional documents, including Letters of Approval (LoAs), via the online interface.
The secretariat continues to test and modify new features which will lead into the next phase of development expected in the first half of 2010.
04 Sep 09 — Electronic interface for requesting changes to the MOC, addition/withdrawal of project participants or updating contact details
Following the guidance provided in the Procedures for Modalities of Communication between Project Participants and the Executive Boardadopted at EB45, the secretariat is pleased to announce that a pilot interface was deployed on 12 August 2009 (version 1) as a first step towards a full online and paperless process.
Authorised signatories of project participants and focal point entities that wish to request changes to existing Modalities of Communication, addition/withdrawal of project participants or updating contact details should use the electronic F-CDM-MOCform available on the link provided in the registration and issuance emails.
It is no longer necessary to submit the hard copy of the MOCform or any of its annexes, provided the scanned documents have been duly signed and uploaded through this interface. Please note, however, that these documents should be available upon request should the secretariat deem it necessary to verify the originals.
For security reasons, all communication must be channelled via the authorised signatory/ies of the focal point entity and each request made through the electronic interface should be made using the name and email address that has been officially registered in the modalities of communication.
CDM Registry News - Regulatory
23 September 2015 – Status of CP1 CERs after the true-up period
CP1 CERs that are held in the CDM registry are not subject to the automatic cancellation procedure that applies to CERs that are held in Annex I Party registries. They may continue to be held in the CDM registry, transferred within the CDM registry, and voluntarily cancelled in the CDM registry after the end of the true-up period.
There are also no restrictions with regard to the continuation of issuance of CP1 CERs in the CDM registry. It is possible that the CDM Executive Board may set a deadline for receiving requests for issuance for CERs corresponding to emission reductions or removals achieved on or before 31 December 2012 but it is expected that any such deadline would have substantial lead time.
For more information kindly refer to our FAQ Post 2012 issues section.
08 July 2015 – CP1 CERs
Following the implementation of national legislation in Switzerland the Swiss National Registry has prohibited incoming international transactions containing units from commitment period 2008-2012 (CP1) since 30 April 2015; in this connection any requested transfers of CP1 units designated to the Swiss national registry will be rejected. Please note that this deadline does not apply to CP2 credits. For further information please contact the Swiss national registry at the following email address: email@example.com
10 July 2013 — Commitment Period 2 (CP2) deployment
Commitment Period 2 (CP2) capabilities related to requests for issuance and forwarding of units will be available to stakeholders from Friday 12 July 2013. The new functionality includes the option to request issuance/forwarding of units from Commitment Period 1 (CP1) and Commitment Period 2 (CP2) or a combination of units from both commitment periods.
20 June 2013 — Commitment Period 2 (CP2) capabilities to be deployed
Commitment Period 2 (CP2) capabilities related to requests for issuance and forwarding are expected to be deployed for external users in the second week of July 2013.
16 October 2012 — Introduction of voluntary cancellation of units in the CDM Registry: Date of launching 15 November 2012
Further to its adoption by the Executive Board at its 69th meeting, the CDM Registry is pleased to announce the introduction of a Voluntary Cancellation Accountfor the purpose of cancelling CER/lCER/tCER units on a voluntary basis.
The voluntary cancellation mechanism will allow project participants who hold CERs/tCERs/lCERs in either a holding account or the pending account in the CDM Registry to cancel units on their own behalf or on behalf of third parties. Upon confirmation of a voluntary cancellation request the CDM Registry will issue an 'Attestation of Voluntary Cancellation' to the requestor of the cancellation transaction and publish the information on the CDM Registry web site.
Reports on transactions related to Voluntary Cancellations will be published on a bi-weekly basis on the 'Public Reports' section of the CDM Registry web page.
Voluntary cancellation transactions shall be requested following the normal procedures for forwarding from holding accounts and from the pending account of the CDM Registry. Detailed information on how to request voluntary cancellation will be published prior to the release date on the CDM Registry News - Operational page and on the How to/ Guidance section of the CDM Registry web page.
A web-based facility will be created on the CDM Registry web page to serve as a platform to facilitate interaction with potential providers of units for voluntary cancellation. The Voluntary Cancellation Service will provide a transparent and accessible forum for exchange of information. Further information on how to use the platform will also be published prior to the release date on the CDM Registry News - Operational page and on the How to/ Guidance section of the CDM Registry web page.
20 June 2012 — Activation of single Union registry for EU member StatesThe full activation of the EU Emissions Trading System single registry, including the migration of over 30,000 EU ETS accounts from national registries, is scheduled to take place on 20 June 2012. The transition timetable is as follows:
Starting on 14 May 2012 at 10:00 CEST, account holders will not be able to open or close accounts or to modify account and account representative details, neither in national registries nor in the single registry.
From 3 June 2012 at 10:00 CEST, the operation of national registries and the single registry will be suspended and account holders will not be able to access registry accounts - including allowances held in these accounts.
On 20 June 2012 at 12:00 CEST, the single registry will be fully activated. Users of existing national registries will be able to use the single registry as soon as they receive their new authentication credentials from their national administrator.
24 Oct 08 — CDM registry starts live operations with EU registries
The CDM registry is pleased to announce that, as a result of the successful connection of EU registries and CITL to the ITL, our live operations with EU registries have officially started on Wednesday 22 October. As from that date the CDM registry has been able to forward CERs held in temporary holding accounts to their associated EU registries for all cases where the national registry ID was made available by account representatives and where the receiving national registry confirmed their readiness to receive them.
Entities responsible for instructing on forwarding of CERs from the Pending account of the CDM registry to acquiring holding accounts of project participants authorised by an EU country, as stated in the modalities of communication, are encouraged to check whether the corresponding EU national registry is available to receive CERs from the CDM registry and to ensure that the receiving account corresponds to an account within that national registry.
Account representatives of temporary holding accounts that are still expecting to receive CERs in the corresponding national registry are requested to ensure that the national registry account ID has been instructed through the CDM registry online interface (user name and password needed).
16 Oct 08 — Successful connection of the CITL and EU national registries to the ITL
The UN Climate Change secretariat announced on Tuesday 14 October 2008 that it is on schedule to complete the live connection of the UNFCCC International Transaction Log (ITL) with the European Union (EU) Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) and 26 European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading system (EU ETS) registries. As a result of this, the CDM registry and other Non-EU registries have been switched back to "Operating" mode as from today Thursday 16 October. The CDM registry is therefore now fully operational and able to resume forwarding of CERs as usual.
Please note, however, that the forwarding of CERs from Temporary Holding Accounts (THAs) to the associated EU registries will not take place until all the preparatory work has been completed in coordination with the receiving registries. The exact date when all these CERs will be sent to EU registries will be advised on this page in the next few days.
01 Oct 08 — Connection of the CITL and EU registries to the ITL
The European Commission (EC), Member States and the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are currently working on the last preparatory phases of setting up a live connection between the CITL, the UNFCCC International Transaction Log (ITL) and Member State registries. The final connection process between the ITL and CITL will start on 6 October at 8:00 am CEST and is expected to take at least 10 calendar days (see here).
Please note that, as a result of this process, the CDM registry will not be available for forwarding transactions during that time starting on October 7 2008. Although issuance of CERs will still be conducted as usual, ensuing forwarding requests will not be processed until the connection process is finalised.
Once this connection process has been successfully completed, the CDM registry intends to forward all CER units currently held in temporary holding accounts to the national registries they are associated with. All CERs contained in a temporary holding account will be forwarded to the receiving account in the national registry in a single transaction. Specific instructions in this regard are being provided to account representatives via email.
For further information about the announcement mentioned above, please refer to the following links:
Type of accounts+ Pending account
Decision 3 CMP/2005/8/Add.1(paragraph 66) states that upon being instructed by the Executive Board to issue CERs for a CDM project activity, the CDM registry administrator, working under the authority of the Executive Board, shall, promptly, issue the specified quantity of CERs into the pending account of the Executive Board in the CDM registry, in accordance with Appendix D.
There is no specific time limit for CERs to remain in the Pending Account of the CDM registry and they are forwarded to the holding account of project participants in accordance with the modalities of communication in place at the time of the request. (See section How to forward CERs to a holding account of a project participant). Project participants should ensure the Share of Proceeds for administrative expenses (SOP Admin) has been paid in full in order to be able to request the forwarding of CERs.
Decision 7 CMP/2005/8/Add.1 paragraph 37defines the resources for work on the clean development mechanism and establishes that the SOP Admin is to be calculated according to the following rule:
(a) USD 0.10 per certified emission reduction issued for the first 15,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent for which issuance is requested in a given calendar year;
(b) USD 0.20 per certified emission reduction issued for any amount in excess of 15,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent for which issuance is requested in a given calendar year;
Detailed information related to the issuance of CERs can be found in section “Issuance of CERs”
+ Adaptation fund account
(a) That the share of proceeds to assist developing country Parties that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change to meet the costs of adaptation, as referred to in Article 12, paragraph 8, of the Kyoto Protocol, shall be two per cent of the certified emission reductions issued for a clean development mechanism project activity;
(b) That clean development mechanism project activities in least developed country Parties shall be exempt from the share of proceeds to assist with the costs of adaptation;
The CDM registry has set up a dedicated account for the Adaptation Fund where the two percent of each issuance of CERs is forwarded at the time of the issuance. The work and progress of the Adaptation Fund and its Board can be followed on www.adaptation-fund.org.
Publicly available information on the amount of CERs that are deducted for the Adaptation Fund can be found in section “SOP for the Adaptation Fund” of this site.
+ Temporary holding accounts
Each temporary holding account was associated with one specific holding account in the national registry of the Party that provided the Letter of Authorisation (LOA) for the participation of the entity in a given CDM project activity. As soon as the corresponding national registry was fully connected to the ITL the CDM registry forwarded all the CERs held in the temporary holding account to the associated account in the acquiring national registry in coordination with the counterpart registry. The details of this process was provided to all account representatives once the connection of the national registry has been confirmed by the ITL administrator.
As of 2014, the CDM Registry Administrator has phased out the Temporary holding accounts.
+ Permanent holding accounts
Permanent holding accounts can only receive CERs from the Pending account of the CDM registry and from any CDM project activity in which the account holder is registered as a participant with an authorisation of the same Non-Annex I Party.
Units (CERs, lCERs or tCERs) being held in a permanent holding account can only be forwarded to the holding accounts of entities registered as participants in the CDM project activities that originated those units and with an authorisation (LOA) from an Annex I Party (national registry holding accounts) or non Annex I Party (permanent holding account in the CDM registry).
See section Application for a holding account in the CDM registry for more information on how to open a holding account in the CDM registry. The procedure and requirements are the same for both, temporary holding accounts and permanent holding accounts.