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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
15 Nov 2012

Recommendations to SBSTA-37

This paper outlines key issues under discussion at the 37th Session of Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Carbon Market Watch provides recommendations in particular to the following agenda items on CCS, LULUCF and new HCFC-22 facilities.

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…

Briefings
29 Sep 2011

Summary of the 63rd CDM Executive Board Meeting

CDM Watch summarizes the most relevant outcomes of the last CDM Executive Board meeting. The 64th Board meeting will be held 24‐26 October 2011, less than a month from now and the 65th meeting will be just ahead of the COP in Durban, 21‐25 November 2011. We added links to relevant documents as possible and we welcome your…

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+.

Letters
28 May 2010

Comments on Validation of the Reforestation as Renewable Source of Wood Supplies for Industrial Use in Brazil, Version 03a

After careful consideration of the PDD in the given time, we conclude that if approved, this project would lead to an excess issuance of Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) of beyond any actual emissions reductions and therefore must not be validated for a number of significant concerns.

Letters
7 May 2010

Unsolicited Letter: Request on transparency about Unsolicited Letters and LoAs.

Unsolicited letter to highlight significant concerns about the lack of transparency under the current CDM procedures, in particular to the lack of disclosure of unsolicited letters and letters of approval (LoAs) by Annex I countries that purchase credits from unilateral projects. Request on 7 May 2010: download pdf file Response on 22 June 2010: download…

Letters
7 May 2010

Unsolicited Letter: Effective Means for Public Participation

Letter to the CDM EB from CDM Watch on behalf of civil society affected by CDM projects, to highlight significant concerns about effective means for public participation under the current CDM procedures.