The process of certification is set out in 3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 63:
The designated operational entity shall, based on its verification report, certify in writing that, during the specified time period, the project activity achieved the verified amount of reductions in anthropogenic emissions by sources of greenhouse gas emissions that would not have occurred in the absence of the CDM project activity. It shall inform the project participants, Parties involved and the Executive Board of its certification decision in writing immediately upon completion of the certification process and make the certification report publicly available (3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 63).
Therefore, the DOE must:
- formally certify the emission reductions achieved by the project;
- provide written notice of its decision to the project participants, Parties involved and the Executive Board; and
- make its decision publicly available.
Provided that the requirements of 3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 63 are met, the form and contents of the certification report are at the discretion of the DOE.