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CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database

The CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database of the CDM & JI projects has been updated at and the NAMAPipeline on

CDM news:

In April 4 new CDM projects were submitted all from India.

5 CDM projects got its registration action in April, bringing the total number of registered CDM project up to 7708, or 91% of the 8489 of the CDM projects that are alive. Only 802 projects are still at validation and 7 have requested registration.

For 2169 CDM projects the DOEs terminated validation, and for 276 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 273 projects were rejected by the EB, and 64 projects were withdrawn.

April had a monthly issuance of 8.2 MCERs. The total issuance is now 1656 MCERs.  The average issuance success is 88.8%. 2899 Registered projects have now got issuance; this is an increase of 8 compared to last month.

Voluntary cancellation of CERs has now increased to 11.6 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 7.3 MCERs.

Table 17 in the "Analysis" sheet shows that 23 CDM projects and 7 PoAs have now used the SD Tool.

Column BC shows which projects have been supported by CDM Loan Scheme: 5 out of the 30 CDM projects and 5 out of the 7 PoAs submitted in the last 6 months.

We have added a new column to the "CDM_projects" with the "Date of De-registration". A new type "De-registered" has also been added. Table 1, 3 & 4 in the "Analysis" sheet shows that 2 projects have been registered at the moment.

PoA news:

One new PoA was submitted in April:

"Energy Efficient Building Materials Production Technologies Development Program" in Bangladesh.

Subtracting the 62 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 5 PoAs withdrawn, and the 27 resubmitted PoAs we now have 384 PoAs in the Pipeline: 93 at validation, 0 have requested registration, and 291 are registered.

12 new CPAs were submitted in April:

"DelAgua Public Health Program in Eastern Africa" in Rwanda got 9 CPAs,

"Promotion of renewable energy generation in India- Programme of Activities" in India got 2 CPAs for Togo, and

"Caixa Econômica Federal Solid Waste Management and Carbon Finance Project" in Brazil got 1 CPA.

In total 2059 CPAs exist hosted by 67 countries.

Three PoAs got an issuance in April, so the total issuance from the 29 PoAs with issuance is now 4.7 MCERs.

JI news:

No new JI projects were submitted in April.

The total issuance of ERUs is 871 MERUs.

NAMApipeline news: see

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

1 NAMA was submitted in April from Sierra Leone: "Support to Sierra Leone Preparation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action.

The total number of NAMAs is now 128 (2 NAMAs were withdrawn, and 2 was resubmitted).

The total support offered is 176 MUS$ only 2.2% of the total support requested of 8032 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 39126 MUS$.

Our new publication on ‘Transformational change taxonomy’, a methodological framework for the assessment of transformational change in NAMAs' etc. has just been released and can be downloaded here:

INDC/NDC & PledgePipeline news:

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

Available at:

The total number of INDC submissions has now increased to 162 (189 countries) after Panama submitted its INDC/NDC. Only 8 UN countries have not submitted yet: Kosovo, Libya, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Syria, Timor-Leste and Uzbekistan.

Four countries have submitted their NDCs.

The requested support in Billion US$ until 2030 for Mitigation is (total of 421 Billion US$ for the 54 submissions with data) and for Adaptation (total of 615 Billion US$ for the 61 submissions with data).

If we scale these requested support values up to the total population in the non-Annex-I countries, we arrive at an annual need for international support of 148 Billion US$ for Mitigation and 130 Billion US$ for Adaptation.

In column BZ-CC in the "GHG Emission by country" sheet we have added the information on the population in all the countries for 2010 and 2030 in order to calculate the GHG emissions per capita in the countries in these years. If we take the UNEP GAP report 2915 statement that the total mission should be below 42 GtCO2e in 2030 and the UN projection of 8.4 Billion people in 2030, we find that the average emission in 2030 should be below 4.98 ton CO2e. 42 INDCs (marked with red color) of 120 with absolute targets have larger emissions in 2030 than this value.

The UNEP Emission Gap Report 2015 was published 4. April, see

Our GACMO model, which can be used to calculate the BAU projection and the mitigation part of the INDC can be downloaded from both the and the sites.

Non-state actors:

The Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP) has now been transferred from Ecofys to the UNEP DTU Partnership. The web-site is accessible as before at CIP now contains 242 International Cooperative Initiatives after the latest update at Ecofys. We will continue the updates and improvements of the database.

Joergen Fenhann and Marco Schletz

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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CDM Pipeline overview

PoA Pipeline overview

CDM project distribution within host countries by region and type

JI Pipeline overview

   INDC Model

Guidance document
  (updated May 2008)

Publications and papers
  UNEP DTU Partnership