Bodies

This section contains information on the participants and bodies in the CDM system. Navigate through this section by clicking any of the bodies in the left-hand menu. A quick reference to some of the key bodies is provided below:

COP/MOP

The Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol:

  • Has authority over and makes rules for the CDM;
  • Decides on the recommendations made by the Executive Board; and
  • Designates operational entities that are provisionally accredited by the Executive Board

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Executive Board

The Executive Board supervises the CDM, under the guidance of the COP/MOP. The Executive Board has the power to:

  • Make recommendations to the COP/MOP relating to the CDM rules;
  • Approve new methodologies related to baselines, monitoring and project boundaries;
  • Provide guidance and clarifications on the CDM rules created by the COP/MOP; and
  • Register project activities and approve the issuance of CERs.

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Designated National Authority

The role of the designated national authority (DNA) is to provide a Letter of Approval to project participants confirming that the project contributes to sustainable development in the host country.

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Designated Operational Entity

The role of the designated operational entity (DOE) is to validate, or verify and certify, project activities under the CDM.

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