Recommendations for the efficiency in the operation of the CDM and opportunities for improvement

CDM Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide its views to the CDM Executive Board on strategic improvements in the operation of the CDM as requested by the CMP in its decision 2/CMP.4. CDM Watch is very concerned about the development of the CDM over the past years and presents these views in light of the …

Possible approval of Methodologies NM0278 for new biomass plantations on land areas (Newsletter #1)

On the basis of a recommendation by the Methodologies Panel, the Board may approve Methodologies NM0278. This Methodologies would allow the establishment of new biomass plantations on the following land areas: (i) grasslands, (ii) forest plantation after its last rotation, (iii) degraded areas. However, CDM Watch encourages the Board to reject this Methodologies or to …

Revision of ACM0002 for renewable power generation (Newsletter #1)

The Methodologies Panel recommends the Board to revise the Methodologies ACM0002 for renewable power generation (paragraph 28 of the Meth Panel meeting report). CDM Watch welcomes this proposal for revision as it broadens the scope of the Methodologies to projects that retrofit existing renewable power plants. In addition and as part of this revision, CDM …

Serious concerns against new Nitric Acid projects (Newsletter #1)

The Board will consider requests for resubmission of previously rejected requests for issuance. It will also discuss several responses to requests for revision of methodologies related to Nitric Acid CDM projects. The greenhouse gas N2O has a global warming potential (GWP) of 310 according to the IPCC (1998) standardization compared to a global warming potential …

Trouble with HFC-23 Projects (Newsletter #1)

Consideration of a request by Noe21 for revision of methodology AM0001 The Swiss non-governmental organization Noe21 submitted a request for revision of the methodology AM0001 for HFC-23 destruction to the Board in December 2007. The revision request aims to address perverse incentives in this methodology. Although the request was submitted 18 months ago and despite …

CDM Watch Newsletter #1, May 2009

Dear friends,

Ahead of the next CDM EB meeting to take place from 26 – 28 May, Board members are now getting prepared for a busy agenda, including inter alia approving and revising baseline and monitoring methodologies and matters relating to the registration of CDM project activities.