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Meeting Reports

Meeting

On behalf of the German Environmental Ministry (BMUB), the Wuppertal Institute regularly observes the meetings of the CDM Executive Board (CDM EB) and the JI Supervisory Committee (JISC). The observers summarize the most important discussions and results in the form of concise reports. The reports are published shortly after the respective meetings on this web page.

EB 95 discusses options for CDM use

At its 95th meeting, the CDM Executive Board discussed a range of options for using the CDM, among them use of CERs in national schemes (ETS and carbon tax) and in international aviation, and also use of the CDM infrastructure in connection with results-based finance. Other issues covered at the meeting included digitalisation of CDM procedures, merging the Methodologies Panel and the Small-Scale Work Group, and improving the Sustainable Development Tool. more

JISC 40 Elects Chair and Approves Managment Plan

The 40th meeting of the JI Supervisory Committee (JISC) brought out Albert Williams and Ghergita Nicodim as new chair and vice-chair, respectively. The meeting also saw the adoption of the management plan for 2018-2019. The JISC will mainly promote visibility of the lessons learned from JI activities. The JISC will thus make use of opportunities for input in the development process of the Article 6 rulebook. All further JISC decisions to be taken in 2017 will be made via electronic means. more

EB 94 decides on further reform steps

At its 94th meeting, the CDM Executive Board set out the reformed support structure. The new Methodologies Panel is to be compiled in such a way that expertise from the former Meth Panel and the Small Scale Working Group is represented. The Secretariat will adjust the relevant procedures and documents in time for the next meeting. The new Methodologies Panel will meet for the first time in September. EB Board-supported initiatives for use of the CDM are bearing fruit: two landfill gas projects that had been stopped in Colombia are now able to continue, in part thanks to crowd funding. more

EB 93 Approves Comprehensive Guideline Reform

At its 93th meeting the CDM Executive Board approved a comprehensive package of documents on streamlining the registration and issuance process of the CDM. At the request of the CMP, the rules for individual projects and PoAs had been split into two separate sets of rules, giving rise to two new versions each of the Project Standard (PS), the Project Cycle Procedure (PCP) and the Validation and Verification Manual (VVS). Furthermore, the Voluntary cancellation (VC) of CERs is to be promoted by means of a broad-based campaign. more

EB 92 decides not to develop methodologies in the agricultural sector

At its 92th meeting, the CDM Executive Board considered the Secretariat’s proposals to introduce methodologies in the agricultural sector, but decided not to develop top-down methodologies in this particular field. In addition, the Secretariat presented its initial analysis on how the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol affects current CDM project activities. Furthermore, the Board adopted its Management Plan for 2017. more

EB 91 recommends expansion of the CDM to other areas

At its 91st meeting, the Board agreed on recommendations to the CMP on the future expansion of the CDM to other areas of use, including use of the CDM as an MRV tool in climate finance and with finance products (green bonds). The Board also issued a mandate to the Secretariat to support international climate finance institutions in using and financing the CDM. EB 91 further presented the results of an evaluation of the CDM Loan Scheme. more