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Policy Submissions
27 Feb 2013

Submission to call for input: CDM Executive Board 72nd Meeting Agenda

Carbon Market Watch submission to the CDM EB 72nd annotated agenda meeting with recommendations regarding changes to the CDM Moralities and Procedures including: 1) Fundamental reform of additionality requirements, 2) Change length of crediting period, 3) require that no CDM can violate human rights, 4) Improve the CDM contribution to sustainable development, 5) DOE, Accreditation and 6)…

Policy Submissions
15 Nov 2012

Recommendations to the CMP8 on the CDM

This paper outlines recommendations on key issues on the discussion at CMP8 on the CDM. Our key recommendations are: Fundamentally reform additionality requirements. Suspend and reform guidelines for standardised baselines Ban CDM coal power projects. Address human rights concerns. Improve the CDM’s contribution to sustainable development. Improve the constitution and conduct of the CDM Executive Board…

Policy Submissions
15 Nov 2012

Recommendations to the SBI-37 on CDM Appeals Procedure

This paper outlines recommendations on discussions on CDM Appeals Procedure.  The SBI will consider the following issues in Doha at its 37th session: The scope of appeal, i.e., whether it can consider appeals of approvals as well as rejections and alterations; The definition of stakeholders, i.e., who has standing to appeal ; The grounds for…

Policy Submissions
11 Nov 2012

Submission to call for input: CDM Executive Board 70th Meeting Agenda

CDM Watch submission to the CDM EB 70th annotated agenda meeting with regard to items on 1) Recommendations to the CDM Policy Dialogue, 2) Standardised Baselines, 3) Nitric Acid Projects, 4) Sustainable Development co-benefits of project activities, including PoAs and 5) Improving Local and Global Stakeholder Consultation  

Briefings
25 Jul 2012

Summary of the 68th CDM Executive Board Meeting

Highlights of the CDM Executive Board 68th meeting The following report is a short summary of the most relevant outcomes of the last CDM Executive Board meeting, held in Bonn from 16-20 July 2012. This summary provides information about key decisions taken at the meeting and includes our comments. The 68th meeting was an important…

Policy Submissions
12 Apr 2012

Submission to the European Commission on “Including maritime transport emissions in the EU’s greenhouse gas reduction commitment”

CDM Watch welcomes this opportunity for input and stresses the need for the EU to act promptly and address shipping emissions in the EU to halt climate change below 2°C while it needs to take responsibility as a climate leader and influential party in the development of future international climate systems. Often EU’s decisions have served as blueprints for decisions on UN level. We believe that any legislation including shipping in the EU’s climate policy must reflect the best possible option capable to deliver real reductions within the sector first and with the highest possible environmental integrity while delivering real contribution to sustainable development. Our main comments include: 1) no international credits should be allowed into a maritime sector, 2) revenues for climate finance for abatement in the maritime sector should not come from selling international offsets and 3) at least 50% of revenues should be directed to the Green Climate Fund.

Policy Submissions
28 Mar 2011

Submission to call for input (SBSTA): Inclusion of Forest in Exhaustion in the CDM

This submission regards the proposal to include forest in exhaustion in the CDM to be little more than an attempt to provide subsidies to industrial tree plantations in circumstances that encourage bad management practices and the establishment of plantations in inappropriate locations. Such a subsidy would insulate the wood growing and processing industries from commercial pressures to improve their efficiency, reduce wastage, increase recycling and select more suitable sites for plantation establishment. The “forests in exhaustion” proposal also risks undermining the recently established REDD+ mechanism by incentivizing the establishment of plantations under the CDM rather than the restoration of natural forest ecosystems under REDD+.