Relevant rules/decisions

3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraphs 28-30 set out the general eligibility requirements for participation in CDM projects.

3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 33
provides that a Party authorising the participation of a public or private entity remains responsible for fulfilling emission reduction obligations and rules compliance.

2/CMP.1 provides that Annex I Parties must also fulfil the methodological and reporting obligations under Article 5, paragraphs 1 and 2, in order to participate in any of the flexible mechanisms.

2/CMP.1, paragraph 5 sets out that satisfaction of the requirements and  eligibility will be determined by the enforcement branch of the Compliance Committee.

3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 40(a) sets out that letters of approval are a requirement for validation and registration of the project.

3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 31 provides that separate eligibility requirements apply to Parties seeking to use certified emission reductions (CERs) to meet their quantified emission limitation and reduction commitments.

3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 32(b) clarifies that an Annex I Party will continue to be eligible to use CERs towards its emissions target unless the enforcement branch of the Compliance Committee decides to suspend its eligibility.

3/CMP.1, paragraph 33 provides that authorised entities will only be able to receive certified emission reductions (CERs) if the authorising Party meets all these eligibility requirements at the time of providing the authorisation.