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Recommendations to the CMP8 on the CDM

15 Nov 2012

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This paper outlines recommendations on key issues on the discussion at CMP8 on the CDM. Our key recommendations are:

  1. Fundamentally reform additionality requirements.
  2. Suspend and reform guidelines for standardised baselines
  3. Ban CDM coal power projects.
  4. Address human rights concerns.
  5. Improve the CDM’s contribution to sustainable development.
  6. Improve the constitution and conduct of the CDM Executive Board improve.
  7. Strengthen civil society participation in the CDM process.
  8. Include MRV for grid emission factors.
  9. Stop carbon leakage from adipic acid projects.
  10. Improve crediting rules.
  11. Assess baseline scenario at renewal of crediting period.