General requirements for CDM projects

General project eligibility requirements are framed in the modalities and procedures as requirements for validation. These requirements are as follows:

  • The Party hosting the project has met the participation requirements;
  • Stakeholders have been consulted with;
  • The environmental impacts of the project have been considered;
  • Emission reductions are additional;
  • Baseline and monitoring methodologies comply with requirements; and
  • The project complies with all other relevant requirements.

These requirements are set outin full in 3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 37:

  1. The participation requirements as set out in paragraphs 28 - 30 above are satisfied
  2. Comments by local stakeholders have been invited, a summary of the comments received has been provided, and a report to the designated operational entity on how due account was taken of any comments has been received
  3. Project participants have submitted to the designated operational entity documentation on the analysis of the environmental impacts of the project activity, including transboundary impacts and, if those impacts are considered significant by the project participants or the host Party, have undertaken an environmental impact assessment in accordance with procedures as required by the host Party
  4. The project activity is expected to result in a reduction in anthropogenic emissions by sources of greenhouse gases that are additional to any that would occur in the absence of the proposed project activity, in accordance with paragraphs 43 - 52 below
  5. The baseline and monitoring methodologies comply with requirements pertaining to:
    1. Methodologies previously approved by the Executive Board; or
    2. Modalities and procedures for establishing a new methodology, as set out in paragraph 38 below
  6. Provisions for monitoring, verification and reporting are in accordance with decision 17/CP.7, the present annex and relevant decisions of the COP/MOP
  7. The project activity conforms to all other requirements for CDM project activities in decision 17/CP.7, the present annex and relevant decisions by the COP/MOP and the Executive Board (3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 37).

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