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CDM project-specific letters to buyers and investors

Open letter calling Panama’s Environment Minister for the withdrawal of Barro Blanco’s registration under the Clean Development Mechanism

. . Dear Minister Endara, We, the undersigned, urge you to withdraw Panama’s letter of approval for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric project to be registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), in light of the severe environmental and human harms it is causing. As adopted by the CDM Executive Board at its 76th meeting, the […] more »






Letter to FMO & DEG on their response to the situation concerning Barro Blanco in Panama

Dear Mr. Kleiterp and Mr. Wenn, We want again draw your attention to the fact that the situation in Panama surrounding the Barro Blanco dam remains grave and urgent. Due to the so-called test flooding, the affected local communities now have water encroaching on their land and are already suffering the damaging consequences as described […] more »






Barro Blanco: take urgent action to ensure that the Ngäbe are free from repression and eviction

We are receiving reports from our partners in the Ngäbe indigenous territories of Panama that they are being threatened to be evicted without their consent this week. We fear this eviction makes way for completion of the Barro Blanco dam – a project registered under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism and financed by German and Dutch […] more »






OPEN LETTER [to EDF Trading] regarding the involvement of EDF Trading in the CDM project 2716 “Grid connected energy efficient power generation”

16 October 2013 Dear Mr Joubert, The undersigned organisations are writing to you regarding the involvement of EDF Trading in the CDM project 2716: “Grid connected energy efficient power generation”. According to the UNFCCC CDM website and the Letter of Approval and Letter of Authorization issued by the French Ministry in June 2011, EDF Trading […] more »






Joint NGO Letter to IATA: Endorse a meaningful global market-based measure to address aviation’s contribution to climate change

This NGO letter made up of representatives of environment, development, community and science groups strongly urges the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its member airlines to endorse a meaningful global market-based measure to address aviation’s contribution to climate change at your upcoming Annual General Meeting and actively encourage government representatives to agree on such a measure at this year’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly to be implemented by the time of the next Assembly. more »











Open Letters to Airlines: Protect the integrity of the EU ETS; Abstain from using offset credits from HFC-23 and adipic acid projects

Carbon Market Watch together with 12 other environmental organisations sent open letters to the biggest airlines in Europe asking not to use industrial gas credits for their 2012 reduction commitments. See the list of airlines and responses below: Open Letter to Air Berlin Open Letter to Air France Open Letter to Alitalia Open Letter to […] more »






Letter to JI project Verifier on Waste Heap Dismantling Project in Sverdlovsk, Ukraine

Re: JI Project “Waste Heap Dismantling in Sverdlovsk district of Luhansk Region of Ukraine with the Aim of Reducing Greenhouse Gases Emissions into the Atmosphere (under track 2)” The definition of the physical project boundaries are not precise and specific enough. Section B.3 says that “The project activities are physically limited to the waste heaps […] more »






Letter to JI Project Verifier on Waste Coal Processing Project in Luhansk Region, Ukraine

JI project “Waste coal processing in Luhansk region of Ukraine with the Aim of Reducing Greenhouse Gases Emissions into the Atmosphere (under track 2)” The definition of the physical project boundaries are not precise and specific enough. Section B.3 says that “The project activities are physically limited to the waste heaps in the legal use […] more »






Open Letters to Companies involved in HFC-23 projects

In the context of our HFC-23 campaign, CDM Watch together with EIA, NOÉ 21 and German NGO Forum on Environment and Development has sent open letters to several companies regarding their involvement in HFC-23 projects. more »