Barro Blanco – Large hydro project, Panama

Summary The Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Power Plant Project (CDM ref#: 3237) is a 28.84 MW hydroelectric CDM project on the river Tabasara River in the Chiriqui Province of Panama and was approved in June 2011, despite the concerns local and international NGOs communicated to the CDM Board. James Anaya, UN special rapporteur on the rights …

New Sustainable Development Tool is a small step forward

The CDM Board published a tool to report about the contribution of CDM projects to sustainable development. The tool is far from being perfect but it is a step in the right direction to improve the oversight of sustainable development and to monitor co-benefits other than GHG reductions of climate mitigation projects. It could become a useful quality check tool for offset buyers and “cancellers” to help ensure a genuine contribution to sustainable development.

Report – Glimpses from Ground: Analysis of selected CDM projects in India

Executive Summary India is one of the top countries in implementation of CDM projects. The Indian CDM authority has stipulated a sustainable criterion for such CDM projects. As per the criteria, the proposed CDM project should bring social, environmental, economic and technical well-being to the project site. Gujarat Forum on CDM prepared this study with …