CDM Watch Newsletter #6, February 2010

Dear friends,

This first CDM Executive Board meeting in 2010 from 8 – 12 February will start off with a rather unusual challenge. For the first time in history, not all Board members were elected during the annual procedure as part of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen (CMP.5) in December 2009.

Eye-witness account of non-additional project compared to TÜV SÜD validation report (Newsletter #6)

Currently, around 1380 hydro projects are seeking CDM support. 130 projects are already generating CERs and have so far received 15.335 Million CERs, amounting to more than 184 Mill. €. But a large number of hydro power projects are not additional, as highlighted many times by several civil society organisations. The estimated number from experts …

SGS requesting issuance for non-additional CERs: request for review entitled “incompetence” (Newsletter #6)

In total, four projects that reduce N2O from adipic acid production are currently registered in China, South Korea and Brazil. CDM revenues of Millions of Euros for these plants have caused a production shift from industrialized countries to these four projects which have caused a plant in Singapore to stop production and production in industrialized …

Record of project and issuance reviews based on DOE non-compliance (Newsletter #6)

In 2009, 660 projects requested registration. Due to non-compliance with registration requirements, 367 reviews were requested and 163 projects were finally reviewed. During this 52th EB meeting, the number hits records: 117 projects will be discussed. Review is requested of 82 projects and 35 projects are already under review and might be rejected. Also the …

Newly elected Board to take office without Chinese member (Newsletter #6)

This first EB meeting in 2010 should start off with a new set of 10 members and 10 alternates that were elected by Parties in Copenhagen. However, in practice there are only 4 new individuals on Board (marked with * in the table below/on the left), the remaining members and alternates either serve in their …

Wrap up of CDM Reform in Copenhagen (Newsletter #6)

The yearly meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol took place for the 5th consecutive time in Copenhagen (CMP.5) in December 2009. One off the aims was  to improve the current CDM and to establish a yearly work programme for the CDM Executive Board. …