Useful Links

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) home page, containing Executive Board meeting reports, methodologies, project activities, designated national authorities (DNAs) for each Party and CDM statistics.

UNEP Risoe CDM Pipeline Analysis and Database

The CDM Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all CDM projects that have been sent for validation. It also contains the baseline & monitoring methodologies, a list of DOEs and several analyses. Almost all information is from

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GTZ CDM Highlights

The monthly newsletter "CDM Highlights" provides brief, clearly structured information on the latest developments in the international negotiations relating to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). If you would like to subscribe, please send an email to the contact person. It is distributed in English and, with some delay, also in French.

CDM in Charts

IGES CDM in Charts

"CDM in Charts" is a booklet with a good reputation for providing a straightforward and easy-to-understand description of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).  Available in English, Spanish, Japanese, Mongolian and Russian.


IGES CDM Project Database

IGES CDM Project Database is aimed at providing comprehensive, organised information on the CDM projects registered at the UNFCCC. All information is extracted from the publicly available sources on the UNFCCC web-site and this database will be updated regularly. The data will be provided in the MS excel format (zipped).

CERSPA: Certified Emission Reductions Sales and Purchase Agreement

CERSPA: A Carbon Contract Template

The Certified Emission Reductions Sale and Purchase Agreement (CERSPA) is a free, open-source contract template for buying and selling Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The associated Guidance Document explains the terms contained in the CERSPA and provides alternate clauses that can be tailored to different transactions.