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Policy Submissions
2 Sep 2012

Submission to call for input: CDM Executive Board 69th Meeting Agenda

CDM Watch submission to the CDM EB 69th annotated agenda meeting with regard to items  on 1) Standardised Baselines, 2) Additionality, 3) Nitric Acid projects, 4) coal methodology ACM0013, 5) Sustainable Development co-benefits  in PoAs, 6) Improvement of local and global stakeholder consultations, 7) HFC-23 (clarification request on methodology)

Policy Submissions
14 Aug 2012

Submission to call for input: On Sustainable Development and Co-Benefits

CDM Watch respectfully makes this submission in response to the CDM Executive Board’s (the Board) call for inputs on the design, substantive content and operational aspects of the draft development version of the sustainable development voluntary tool (SD tool), draft SD tool report and SD tool user manual.

Policy Submissions
10 May 2012

Submission to public input: Procedures, mechanisms and institutional arrangements under the CMP to allow for appeals against CDM Executive Board decisions

CDM Watch, Transparency International and Client Earth joint submission to the CMP on Procedures, mechanisms and institutional arrangements under the CMP to allow for appeals against CDM Executive Board decisions.

Policy Submissions
30 Apr 2012

Submission to call for input: CDM Executive Board 67th Meeting Agenda

CDM Watch submission to the CDM EB 67th annotated agenda meeting with regard to the Meth Panel’s reports on 1) methodology ACM0013 (coal power projects), 2) additionality, 3) Suppressed Demand and 4) Sustainable Development in the CDM

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
30 Jan 2012

Submission to call for input: CDM Policy Dialogue

CDM Watch urges Panel members to assess the broader context in which the CDM functions and to examine the role of the CDM in keeping temperature rises below 2?C. We therefore stress that it is more important than ever to reassess which CDM project types are fit to contribute to a low carbon economy. It is also important to provide incentives for developing countries to increase their own emission reductions. With new market mechanisms on the horizon, Panel members should also assess how the environmental integrity of co-existing market mechanisms can be ensured. With more than 5,000 CDM projects in the pipeline that will be operational for many years to come, CDM Watch also urges Panel members to reassess and improve stakeholder involvement in the CDM, including during the operational phase of CDM projects.

Policy Submissions
5 Dec 2011

Open Letter to COP17 Presidency: CDM Coal Power Projects Undermine Efforts of UNFCCC Process

On behalf of the organisations listed above and civil society around the world, we call on your Excellency to work with Parties to ensure a CMP decision is taken during COP-17 that excludes coal projects from the CDM.

Policy Submissions
28 Nov 2011

Recommendations to the CMP on the Reform of the CDM

This paper outlines key positions by CDM Watch on the reform of the CDM. It explains key issues and also recommends draft text for following CMP decisions for adoption at CMP.7

Policy Submissions
14 Nov 2011

Submission to call for input: CDM Executive Board 65th Meeting Agenda

CDM Watch submission to the CDM EB 64th annotated agenda meeting with regard to the Meth Panel’s reports on 1) methodology NM0355 N2O from adipic acid production, 2) methodology ACM0013 for coal projects in the CDM, 3) Methodology AM0001 on HFC23 , 4) Request for registration of a coal project, 5) Request for Renewal of HFC-23 Ulsan project, 6) CDM validation and verification standards (VVS), 7) Draft work programme on standardised baselines, 8) Guidelines for the demonstration of additionality of microscale project activities, 9) consideration of sustainable development co-benefits report and 10) consideration to discuss the assessment of additionality of large-scale projects.

Policy Submissions
15 Aug 2011

CAN-I Submission to call for input on CDM Validation Process

Stakeholder concerns can only be addressed if clear rules and guidelines are in place to enable stakeholders to comment on projects and to guide project participants and DOEs on how such concerns need to be sought and addressed.