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Submissions on Policy Issues to CDM Executive Board

Recommendations for appeals against decisions of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the discussions on the procedures, mechanisms and institutional arrangements for appeals against decisions of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – SBI agenda item 7b. more »






Submission to annotated agenda for the 90th CDM Executive Board meeting: 18-22 July 2016, Germany

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the CDM Executive Board on issues included in the annotated agenda of the 90th meeting, particularly on the following agenda items: Agenda item 2.3. Performance management Action 11: key messages for the annual report Action 15: guidance to improving the user-friendliness of the sustainable development […] more »






Recommendations for appeals against decisions of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism

Prepared for Subsidiary Body for Implementation, 44th Session,  16-26 May 2016   May 2016 Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the discussions on the procedures, mechanisms and institutional arrangements for appeals against decisions of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – SBI agenda item 6c. An appeals procedure […] more »






Submission to annotated agenda for the 89th CDM Executive Board meeting

9-13 May 2016, Germany Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the CDM Executive Board on issues included in the annotated agenda of the 89th meeting, particularly on the following agenda items: 1. Agenda item 2.2. Strategic planning and direction  Action 7: Simplified inclusion process for automatically additional microscale CPAs 2. […] more »






Submission to annotated agenda of the 88th CDM Board meeting

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the CDM Board on issues included in the annotated agenda of the 88th meeting, particularly on the following agenda items:

Agenda item 2.2. Strategic planning and direction
Action 10: Financing the CDM through international climate finance institutions Agenda item
2.4. Matters related to the Board and its support structure
Action 17: Further development and promotion of the online platform for voluntary cancellation more »











Submission on Concept note: Exploration of methodological options for developing ‘agriculture CDM’

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input on the concept note exploring new methodological options for developing ‘agriculture CDM’. The submission addresses issues of scope as some methodologies considered, particularly for soil carbon sequestration activities, are not eligible under the CDM. Additionally, technical comments addressed MRV obstacles for biochar, sequestration and avoided emissions projects that should preclude them from consideration under the CDM. more »











Submission to annotated agenda of the 87th CDM Board meeting

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the CDM Board on issues included in the annotated agenda of the 87th meeting, particularly on the following agenda items: Agenda item 2.2. Strategic planning and direction Action 5: nurturing demand for the CDM and CERs Agenda item 4.1. Standards/tools Action 20: Guidance to concept […] more »






Letter to the CDM Board by United Nations Special Rapporteur John Knox

Dear CDM Board Members: I write in my role as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. On Human Rights Day last year, 10 December 2014, all 76 of the United Nations Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts, and other Special Procedures […] more »






Open letter to implement UN obligations to respect human rights

Dear CDM Board members, We, the undersigned, comprised of 98 networks, organizations and concerned citizens including Members of the European Parliament, from 36 countries, urge you to adopt the recommendations presented to you in the UNFCCC Secretariat’s “Concept Note: Improving stakeholder consultation processes”[1] as a critical step towards operationalizing human rights in climate action. The […] more »






Submission to annotated agenda of the 85th CDM Board meeting

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the CDM Board on issues included in the annotated agenda of the 85th meeting, particularly on the following agenda items: Agenda item 2.2. Strategic planning and direction Action 4: online platform for voluntary cancellation Agenda item 2.3. Performance management Action 8: messages to CMP through […] more »