Stakeholder Interaction

Background

The UNFCCC secretariat has forged partnerships with regional development banks and other institutions to establish Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) in under-represented countries in an effort to increase participation in CDM projects.

The first RCC was established in January 2013 in Lomé, Togo to increase participation in CDM projects in West and Francophone Africa. A second centre was established in Kampala, Uganda to serve the rest of Africa. A third was established in Saint George’s, Grenada in partnership with the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation to assist in the development of CDM projects in the Caribbean. A fourth was set up in Bogotá, Colombia , together with Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) to support underrepresented countries in Latin America. A fifth RCC was established in Bangkok, Thailand in cooperation with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies to boost CDM projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

The RCCs are designed to help under-represented regions increase their attractiveness and potential for CDM, by building their capacity and reducing the risk for investors. These centres are intended to support the identification of CDM projects, provide assistance for the design of such projects, address issues identified by validators, and offer opportunities to reduce transaction costs.

Workshops

Fully engaging with stakeholders requires a forum where free discussion, exchange of ideas and demonstration of methods of practical application of skills and principles can be encouraged. Therefore the secretariat, in collaboration with stakeholders, organizes workshops and roundtables throughout the year to share best practices, enhance understanding and provide a platform for exchange of ideas.

2016 Workshops and roundtables:

2015 workshops and roundtables:

2014 workshops and roundtables:

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2010

Direct communication with the CDM Executive Board and the secretariat

Direct communication with the CDM Executive Board and the secretariat initiated by stakeholders is an important source for identifying areas for improvement and gathering feedback from the stakeholder community. 

AEs/DOEs, DNAs, project participants and other stakeholders may initiate a communication directing to the CDM Executive Board or the secretariat, on the understanding, application and development of CDM rules and the implementation of project activities and programmes of activities (PoAs), e.g., technical or operational explanation, suggestions/ proposals for new regulations, using the “Stakeholder communication form” (CDM-COM-FORM), available under the CDM webpage, Rules and Reference section, under the Forms sub-section, here

 The completed form (CDM-COM-FORM) and any supplemental documents shall be submitted electronically to cdm-info@unfccc.int, or via fax to +49-228-815-1999 or via post to: Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM) Programme, UNFCCC secretariat, P.O. Box 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Germany in accordance with the Procedure: Direct communication with stakeholders.

 Communications directed to the CDM Executive Board (previously known as ‘Letter to the Board’) submitted from stakeholders are available here.

 See Also: How do I communicate with the Executive Board? under General enquiries section on the FAQ page

Call for public inputs

When preparing new regulatory documents or a major revision of existing documents that have a significant impact on stakeholders, the secretariat on behalf of the CDM Executive Board or its support structures (panels and working groups) launches a call for input to seek views of stakeholders on the areas to be covered/revised in the different documents and the concerns that it should address. The duration of calls for input is decided on a case by case basis and a deadline is provided for submissions related to each call.

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