Policy Issues that affect the CDM’s environmental integrity
The CDM Executive Board makes decisions on a large number of issues, including project registrations, the issuing of carbon credits as well as decisions about policy issues every time they meet. Most of the policy topics require in-depth understanding of the technical and policy implications. We give short introductions on a range of important policy issues that affect the quality of offsets:
- First-of-its-Kind and common practice
- Liability of Designated Operational Entities (DOEs)
- Suppressed demand
- Standardisation of baselines and additionality.
Problematic Project Types in the CDM
Some project types in the CDM are inherently more problematic than others. This is the case for projects that are likely to be non-additional, lead to over crediting, perpetuate unsustainable practices, or are more likely to have harmful impacts for the local populations. Learn more about the following project types: