Review of registration

A Party involved in the proposed Programme of Activities (PoA) or any member of the Executive Board may request a review of the request for registration within 28 days after the date of publication of the request for registration. The request is to be made to the Board, through the secretariat, using the CDM project activity registration review form.

A review will only be conducted if a Party involved in a proposed PoA, or at least 3 members of the Board request a review. If this does occur the secretariat will:

i.    Notify the DOE, CME and project participants that a Party involved in the proposed PoA or at least 3 members of the Board have request a review;

ii.   Change the status of the request for registration on the website to "under review" and provide 3 copies of the registration review form; and

iii.  Establish a team comprising two experts selected from the Registration and Issuance Team (RIT Team) to conduct an assessment of the request for review.

The designated operational entity (DOE), coordinating/managing entity (CME) and project participants have 28 days to either:

i.    Respond by making revision to the POA-DD and/or validation report to take into account the issues raised in the review request; or

ii.   Respond in writing by addressing why no revision to the PDD and/or validation report, are necessary.

Taking both the request for review and subsequent responses into account the secretariat will conduct an assessment of the request for registration in no longer than 14 days.

Concurrently, and independently, the RIT Team shall also conduct an assessment of the request for registration in no later than 14 days.

The reports will then be provided to the Board along with each team's recommendation to either register or reject the request for registration of the proposed PoA. If the respective assessment reports contain the same proposed decision that decision will become the final decision of the Board after 20 days, unless a member of the Board objects to the proposed decision. 

If either a member of the Board objects or the two assessment reports reach differing conclusions, then the registration request will be put on the agenda of the next Board meeting where a final decision will be made (Project Cycle Procedure v.1, paragraphs 83-95).

In considering requests for registration, the Executive Board is assisted by a Registration and Issuance Team (EB-RIT), which prepares appraisals of requests for registration submitted by DOEs and assesses whether the validation requirements are met and/or appropriately dealt with by DOEs. The role of the EB-RIT is set out in the Revised terms of reference and related procedures for a registration and issuance team (RIT) (EB 29, Annex 14, paragraph 5(a)).

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