Response to the Letter from MEPs to the CDM Board on the Santa Rita hydroelectric plant project
Dear members of the European Parliament,
On behalf of the Chair of the CDM Executive Board, I would like to thank you for your communication of 20 May 2015, informing us of your serious concern about project 9713: Santa Rita Hydroelectric Plant. Your letter was made available to the CDM Executive Board (the Board).
I hereby inform you that project 9713” Santa Rita Hydroelectric Plant” was registered by the Board on 2 June 2014 after undergoing a review process at the request of Board members. The issues you raise in your letter were looked at during the course of this review and it was found that the proposed project activity had complied with the requirements of the CDM, including the local stakeholder consultation process. Further, the designated national authority (DNA) of Guatemala issued required letter of approval (dated 2 July 2012) conﬁrming that the project will assist Guatemala in its efforts to achieve sustainable development. The DNA had also conﬁrmed to the Board, in the course of the review of the project activity, that the local stakeholder consultation process was carried-out appropriately.