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CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database

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CDM news:

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CDM news:

In March four new CDM projects were submitted:

“50 MW CAM LAM KN Solar Power Project in Viet Nam”,

“50 MW CAM LAM VN Solar Power Project in Viet Nam”,

“125MW Laguna Solar Power Project in Mexico”, and

“12MW PV Bundling CDM Project” in Chile.

No CDM project got their registration action in March. The total number of registered CDM project is 7805 or 93% of the 8376 of the CDM projects that is alive. 10 projects are now deregistered. Only 573 projects are still at validation and none have requested registration.

For 2354 CDM projects the DOEs terminated validation, and for 276 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 279 projects were rejected by the EB, and 64 projects were withdrawn.

The total issuance is now 1965 MCERs, this is an increase of 0.4 MCERs compared to last month. 3170 registered projects have now got issuance. The average issuance success is 83.7%.

The total issuance expected in the period 2013-2020 is now expected to be 765 MCERs, and 481 MCERs of these have already been issued.

Voluntary cancellation of CERs has now increased to 36.8 MCERs. In South Korea CERs can be converted into Korean Carbon Units if they are from CDM projects in South Korea and cancelled voluntarily. This already happened for 19.3 MCERs. In Colombia a carbon tax can be avoided by buying voluntary cancellation, which has reached 3.4 MCERs.

PoA news:

Three new PoAs were submitted in March:

“The Solar United Network South East Asia Pacific (SUNSEAP) Program”,

“UAE District Cooling Programme of Activities” in United Arab Emirates, and

“Improved Cook Stove Programme in Fiji”.

3 new CPAs have been added to the PoAPipeline in March.

Subtracting the 71 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 5 PoAs withdrawn, and the 31 resubmitted PoAs we now have 408 PoAs in the Pipeline: 89 at validation, 0 requesting registration, and 319 are registered.

In total 2344 CPAs exist hosted by 75 countries.

The total issuance from the 57 PoAs with issuance is now 17.03 MCERs.

NAMApipeline news: see

The UNFCCC NAMA Registry can be accessed by the public at the webpage:

In March one new NAMA was submitted for recognition from South Africa:

“The Gautrain rapid rail network – Part of the Climate Change Near-term Priority Transport Flagship Programme”.

The total number of NAMAs is 175 (2 NAMAs were withdrawn, and 2 was resubmitted).

The total support offered is 164 MUS$ only 1.2% of the total support requested of 14007 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 65537 MUS$.

NDC & PledgePipeline news:

Available at:

Our Pledgepipeline includes the Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs/NDCs) that are submitted to the UNFCCC.

Now 157 Parties (185 countries) responsible to 89.3% of the total GHG emissions have ratified the Paris Agreement.

One more country ratified the Paris Agreement in March: Surinam.

At this site you can also find our CitiesAndRegionsPipeline, which in addition to the country pledges contain 284 pledges from regions and 1991 pledges from cities.

Non-state actor news:

Our Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP) at has been updated. CIP now contains 244 International Cooperative Initiatives and CIP is a data provider to the UNFCCC NAZCA platform, the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action.

The CIP web-site has been updated to a complete impact-monitoring framework for measuring progress of the initiatives: You can now choose between 5 different monitoring Functions, for each Function a number of Activities, and for each Activity a time series for the Indicator.

If you are in a secretariat/focal point for an ICI, you can register and be upgraded to a user, where you can get a password to update the information about your ICI.

We just published our new report: The Climate Initiatives Platform, Towards Greater Transparency in International Cooperate Climate Initiatives (ICIs) Available at the Nordic Council of Ministers web-site:

The Annexes to this report is also available at the CIP web-site.

Joergen Fenhann

UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly known as UNEP Risoe)
Danish Technical University

UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark

Phone: (+45) 40 20 27 89


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JI Pipeline overview

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