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Memorandum of Understanding on the exchange of CDM data 22 May 08
The UNFCCC secretariat has signed the first memorandums of understanding with two important CDM information providers that should result in their receiving a faster, smoother flow of CDM data. IGES based in Japan and UNEP Risoe, in Denmark will soon begin receiving data from the secretariat directly in electronic form, to enhance these long-established and much-used data and analysis services. The data will continue to be made available on the UNFCCC CDM website, and any CDM data and resultant analysis by IGES and UNEP Risoe will continue to be made available on the web free of charge.

Call for public comments 16 May 08
The Executive Board, at its thirty-ninth meeting (EB39), considered the draft CDM validation and verification manual (CDM-VVM) and agreed to invite public for comments on the draft for the period of 16 May 2008 to 15 June 2008. The Board requested the secretariat to compile these comments and prepare a revised draft document for consideration by the Board at its forty-first meeting. The Board also agreed to have a detailed discussion on the document, at its forty-first meeting.   more >>

EB 39 - Meeting report 16 May 08
The report of the thirty-ninth meeting of the CDM Executive Board (14 to 16 May 2008), including its annexes, is now available more >>       Proceedings of the meeting may be viewed through webcast

CDM passes 1000th registered project milestone 14 Apr 08
The Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism has registered its 1000th project, an energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. The project was registered by CDM Executive Board Chair Rajesh Kumar Sethi at an impromptu ceremony at a joint coordination workshop in Bonn, Germany.   Press release

CDM Technology Transfer report released 06 Mar 08
The UNFCCC secretariat has released a study, prepared by a team of consultants, containing an analysis of information on: Technology Transfer (TT) used in CDM; TT by project type (24 project types); TT by host country; technology supplier versus buyer participants; origin of technology; and TT versus technology needs, as submitted by project participants in their project design documents. The full report and summary of key findings are available for download. more >>

CDM Events:

Carbon Expo, 7 - 9 May 2008, Cologne - Germany 13 May 08

CDM Registration and issuance; EB perspective on recent developments (93 KB)

The Nairobi Framework - catalysing the CDM in Africa 22 Feb 08
Announcement: New all-Africa carbon forum to be held in Dakar, Senegal from 3 to 5 September 2008

The partner agencies presented in Bali a new joint programme proposal to scale-up activities
Press release of 06 Dec 2007: Important steps taken to expand CDM in Africa, much remains to be done   more >>

The Nairobi Framework was initiated by UNDP, UNEP, World Bank Group, African Development Bank, and UNFCCC with the specific target of helping developing countries, especially those in sub-Sahara Africa, to improve their level of participation in the CDM more >>
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Further guidance relating to the clean development mechanism - Decision -/CMP.3 (Advance unedited version) more >>
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Registered projects: 1067
Issued CERs: 148,811,192

Expected CERs (from registered projects until the end of 2012): > 1,270,000,000

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