Relevant rules/decisions

In relation to PoAs, the Board at EB 80 adopted the following amendments:

  • EB 80, Annex 4 Standard: Amendment to version 07.0 of the CDM project standard
  • EB 80, Annex 5 Standard: Amendment to version 07.0 of the CDM validation and verification standard
  • EB 80, Annex 6 Procedure: Amendment to version 07.0 of the CDM project cycle procedure

EB 80, Annex 9 clarifies that the Board has provided a 240-day grace period from 25 June 2014 to 19 February 2015 for the use of version 07.0 of the CDM PS, VVS and PCP, during which period any of the versions of 05.0, 06.0 or 07.0 of the PS, VVS and PCP may be used for certain prescribed purposes.

EB 80, Annex 7 Standard: Amendment to version 04.1 of the Standard for sampling and surveys for CDM project activities and programme of activities.

EB 80, Annex 8 Standard: Amendment to version 03.0 of the Standard for demonstration of additionality, development of eligibility criteria and application of multiple methodologies for programmes of activities.

EB 77, Annex 12 clarifies that, for paragraph 134 of the CDM project cycle procedure (Version 05.0), the same DOE may perform a validation of post-registration changes and a verification for the same project activity or PoA.

In relation to PoAs, the Board at EB 75 adopted the following amendments and guidelines:

  • EB 75, Annex 4 Standard: Amendment to version 04.0 of CDM project standard
  • EB 75, Annex 5 Standard: Amendment to version 04.0 of the CDM validation and verification standard
  • EB 75, Annex 6 Procedure: Amendment to version 04.0 of CDM project cycle procedure
  • EB 75, Annex 7 Guideline: Completing the monitoring report form
  • EB 75, Annex 8 Guideline: Sampling and surveys for CDM project activities and PoAs

EB 74 Annex 11 contains amendments to the CDM project cycle procedure in relation to PoAs.

EB 69, Annex 4 provides the Standard for Sampling and Surveys for CDM Project Activities and Programme of Activities.

EB 65, Annex 3 provides the Standard for Demonstration of Additionality, Development of Eligibility Criteria and Application of Multiple Methodologies for Programme of Activities.

EB 61, Annex 22 provides the Procedures For Review of Erroneous Inclusion of CPA by which members of the CDM Executive Board and the DNAs of Parties involved in a PoA may request a review of the (erroneous) inclusion of a CPA into a registered programme of activities.

EB 55, Annex 38, paragraph 4 defines the concept of a PoA.

7/CMP.1, paragraph 20 provides that the PoA has its origins in a decision of the COP/MOP that local/regional/national policies or standards cannot be considered as CDM project activities, but project activities under a PoA can be registered as a single CDM project activity. 

7/CMP.1, paragraph 20 clarifies the development of the PoA.

EB 55, Annex 38, Paragraph 6(b) and 9 contemplate that a PoA can involve CPAs being run in multiple countries, in which case a separate letter of approval would be required from each Party involved.

EB 55, Annex 38 provides the procedures for Registration of a Programme of Activities as a Single CDM Project Activity and Issuance of Certified Emission Reductions for a Programme of Activities (v. 4.1)

EB 32, Annex 38, page 1 defines Component Project Activities (CPAs).

EB 32, Annex 38 provides guidance on the registration of project activities under a PoA as a single CDM project activity.