Global Stakeholder Process
The public display of, and receiving of comments on, the project design document (PDD) of a CDM project activity is sometimes referred to as the Global Stakeholder Process (or GSP). This term is not used in the text of any official rules.
The Global Stakeholder Process is conducted by displaying the PDD on the UNFCCC or designated operational entity's website for a period of 30 days, during which time Parties, stakeholders and UNFCCC accredited observers may make comments. These comments are also made publicly available (3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 40(b) - (d)).
The GSP is distinct from the requirement to consult local stakeholders on the impacts of a CDM project in the area in which it will be developed, which must be conducted and documented by project participants as a requirement for the validation of all project types. The documentation on this local stakeholder consultation forms part of the material assessed by the DOE in conducting validation (together with the PDD, documentation on the environmental impacts of the project, the letter of approval from the Parties involved and any comments received under the GSP).