Welcome to the CDM Rulebook
Current to EB 72 - Latest Development
At EB 72, the Executive Board released its Recommendation to the SBI: Possible changes to the CDM modalities and procedures, which contains 22 proposed changes to the modalities and procedures (M&P) of the CDM (3/CMP.1), which underpins the CDM rules. The recommendations are in preparation for the mandated review of the M&P at the 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9) to be held in Poland at the end of the year.
About the CDM Rulebook
We recommend that users new to the CDM begin with the annotated Article 12 section or the Overview of the CDM. More experienced users can navigate directly to the relevant section, using the flowchart to the right, the tabs above, or the search function.
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