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German Federal Ministry for the Environment CDM/JI Portal
This website provides information on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and on Joint Implementation (JI), two of
the flexible mechanisms agreed under the Kyoto Protocol in efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
The site primarily addresses an audience with prior knowledge of the international climate change regime. An introduction to international climate change policy can be found, for example, on the Federal Ministry for the Environment website.
New PoA Assistance Tool launched
A new Information and Assistance Platform for developers of CDM Programmes of Activities (PoA) has been launched. The web based tool aims at addressing the most crucial needs of developers and implementers of PoAs. It provides ample resources on PoAs and a Q&A section in which experts from South Pole and Perspectives respond to stakeholders’ enquiries. A series of webinars will be conducted, covering the most important aspects of PoA development, implementation and management.
No Lifebelt Available – How Can the CDM Be Saved?
The international carbon markets are currently suffering from extremely low carbon prices. The reason for this is a fundamental imbalance of supply and demand for carbon credits. To adress this issue, a number of different measures have been proposed. A recent Policy Brief sketches the different options and discusses their potential impact. more
Fragmentisation or Standardisation?
How will the carbon markets develop: Will the project-related market disintegrate and lead to separate national systems? Throughout the world new emissions trading systems are being established but without consistent international structures trading certificates from project-based mechanisms such as CDM will be hampered. A new discussion paper analyses how the CDM must be developed in order to keep it fit for the future. more
German Environment Ministry Study on the Potential for Standardised Baselines for Least Developed Countries
Other than in the ‘traditional’ CDM context, standardised baselines are developed using more general, standardised assumptions on the greenhouse gas emissions that would occur if a project were not implemented. Standardised baselines (SBLs) are designed to accelerate the project approval process, make it less complex, and do away with regulatory uncertainties. They should also help to promote the CDM in formerly under-represented regions, especially the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the South. A new study highlights the potential for SBLs in LDCs and describes the barriers that stand in the way of their broad implementation. more
CDM & JI Manuals
Download the DEHSt CDM & JI Manuals. more.
German Activities on the JI/CDM Market
Profiles of German companies active on the CDM/JI markets. more