Role of the DOE

Certification is performed by a designated operational entity (DOE).

A DOE may only perform either validation or verification and certification in respect of a single CDM project activity, unless the Executive Board specifically approves a request to allow a single DOE to perform all these functions:

A designated operational entity shall:

  1. Perform one of the following functions relating to a given CDM project activity: validation or verification and certification. Upon request, the Executive Board may, however, allow a single designated operational entity to perform all these functions within a single CDM project activity (3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 27(e)).

It is a matter for the project participants to select and engage a DOE to perform certification. The project participants have the discretion to decide which accredited DOE to engage and on what commercial terms.

The UNFCCC website includes a list with approved methodologies by sectoral scopes and shows the DOEs which are accredited to certify emission reductions from projects in each sector.

Related Topics

Designated operational entity

Accreditation and designation of DOEs

Certification report

Role of the DOE (SSC)

Role of the DOE (A/R)

Role of the DOE (SSC A/R)

Role of the DOE (PoA)