Implementation of the monitoring plan

A CDM project activity can only generate certified emission reductions (CERs) for the period that a approved monitoring plan is operational. Verification, certification and issuance can only take place once a approved monitoring plan has been implemented:

The implementation of the registered monitoring plan and its revisions, as applicable, shall be a condition for verification, certification and the issuance of CERs. (3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 58)

Therefore, the implementation of the monitoring plan will normally coincide with the commencement of project operations. The monitoring of a CDM project activity must be in accordance with the approved monitoring plan:

Project participants shall monitor the registered CDM project activity and its GHG emissions reductions or net GHG removals in accordance with the monitoring plan as described in the registered PDD. (CDM Project Standard, paragraph 189)

The number of CERs to be issued to the project is calculated based on the data obtained from the monitoring plan, applying the registered methodology, subtracting actual emissions and adjusting for leakage:

Subsequent to the monitoring and reporting of reductions in anthropogenic emissions, CERs resulting from a project activity during a specified time period are calculated, applying the registered methodology, by subtracting the actual anthropogenic emissions by sources from baseline emissions and adjusting for leakage. (3/CMP.1 Annex, paragraph 59)

Calculating emission reductions

The number of certified emission reductions (CERs) to be issued to the project is calculated based on the data obtained from the monitoring plan, applying the registered methodology, subtracting actual emissions and adjusting for leakage:

Subsequent to the monitoring and reporting of reductions in anthropogenic emissions, CERs resulting from a project activity during a specified time period are calculated, applying the registered methodology, by subtracting the actual anthropogenic emissions by sources from baseline emissions and adjusting for leakage (3/CMP.1 Annex, paragraph 59).

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