CDM Development Benefits
The UNFCCC secretariat is gathering information on CDM projects to highlight their contribution to improving people's lives and achieving sustainable development more broadly. Such co-benefits include contributions to local employment, freeing up financial resources for households and making other essential services available. More information may be found below on some of the projects identified so far as making a unique contribution in this regard.
Low-cost energy services to rural households in Kolar District, India
Reduction of poverty, access to clean energy for cooking and empowerment of the community.
Community-led approaches to waste management in Bali, Indonesia
Empowering communities to take action on waste management.
Efficient use of firewood in rural communities in Guinea Savannah Region, Nigeria
Providing access to energy efficient cooking while easing resource conflict.
Energy efficient lighting for low-income households in Andhra Pradesh, India
Reduction of poverty, access to energy efficient lighting and empowerment of the community.
Micro hydro power contributing to sustainable rural electrification in the Chendebji, Bhutan
Providing electricity to, and improving the livelihoods of, isolated mountain communities.
Enhancing living conditions through energy upgrades to low-cost housing in Cape Town, South Africa
Reducing costs, improving living conditions and generating jobs and skills.
Micro hydro power delivering community infrastructure and services in the Sayan District, Lima, Peru
Investing CDM revenues back into local community projects.
Rapid and reliable bus transport for urban communities in Bogotá, Colombia
Improving the quality of life for urban communities.
Biogas digesters enhance the welfare of low-income rural communities in Hubei Province, China
Improving health and welfare, creating employment and enhancing incomes in rural communities.
Accelerating deployment of clean energy in rural households of Nepal
Accelerating the improvement of health and welfare, creating employment and enhancing incomes in rural communities.