Guidance relating to the clean development mechanism

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Decision 3/CMP.13
Guidance relating to the clean development mechanism

     The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol,
     Recalling the provisions of Articles 3 and 12 of the Kyoto Protocol and decision 1/CMP.6,
     Cognizant of decision 3/CMP.1 and subsequent guidance provided by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol relating to the clean development mechanism,
Welcoming the report for 2016–2017 of the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism,1
Appreciating the Executive Board, its panels and working groups and the secretariat for the work undertaken in 2017,
Noting the contribution to global efforts to address climate change by the clean development mechanism, which to date has been responsible for over 7,780 project activities being registered, 310 programmes of activities being registered and over 1.88 billion certified emission reductions being issued,2 of which over 124 million have been voluntarily cancelled either in national registries or in the clean development mechanism registry,
Also noting decision 1/CP.19, paragraph 5(c), and decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 106, on the role of voluntary cancellation of certified emission reductions,
Further noting that the regional distribution of registered project activities, registered programmes of activities and issuance of certified emission reductions is, respectively: for Africa 2.8 per cent, 36.1 per cent and 2.2 per cent; for Asia-Pacific 83.8 per cent, 47.1 per cent and 84.8 per cent; for Eastern Europe 0.6 per cent, 0.7 per cent and 0.2 per cent; and for Latin America and the Caribbean 12.8 per cent, 16.1 per cent and 12.8 per cent,
Urging Parties to deposit with the Depositary their instruments of acceptance in respect of the Doha Amendment3 pursuant to Article 20 of the Kyoto Protocol with a view to expediting its entry into force,
1. Requests the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism to continue to simplify the process for the development and approval of standardized baselines and to support designated national authorities in developing standardized baselines upon the request of the designated national authorities;
2. Encourages the Executive Board to continue its cooperation with financial institutions in response to decision 6/CMP.11, paragraphs 7 and 8;
3. Recognizes the support provided to stakeholders in the clean development mechanism through the regional collaboration centres, and requests the Executive Board to continue to support clean development mechanism project development via the regional collaboration centres and to report back to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its fourteenth session (December 2018);
4. Takes note that the Executive Board has adopted a two-year business and management plan (2018–2019);

5. Designates as operational entities those entities that have been accredited and provisionally designated as such by the Executive Board to carry out the sector-specific validation functions and/or sector-specific verification functions described in the annex
1 FCCC/KP/CMP/2017/5.
2 See
3 Decision 1/CMP.8.


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