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At COP26 in Glasgow the Article 6 texts were approved.

We have now calculated the issuance potential for the CDM and PoA projects that can be transferred to article 6:

These CDM and PoA projects have from 2013 until now issued 51 MCERs. The Article 6 ready projects can until the end of 2025 at maximum issue 1129 MCERs.

All CDM and PoA projects can until 2025 at maximum issue about 2298 MCERs.

We have summarized the results in the following tables:

Number At Validation Art6 ready Art6 ready with issuance Total
CDM 558 684 114 1242
PoA 134 140 33 274
Total 692 824 147 1516
MCERs now At Validation Art6 ready Art6 ready with issuance
CDM     30
PoA     21
Total     51
2025 MCERs At Validation Art6 ready Art6 ready with issuance Total
CDM 1133 678 185 1811
PoA 36 451 241 487
Total 1169 1129 426 2298

 We have now included all historic projects in the pipelines.

 CDM news:

It was agreed that CERs issued from CDM projects registered on or after 1 January 2013 can be used towards achievements of the first NDC. tCERs and lCERs from forestry cannot be transferred, so forestry projects cannot be transferred.

In the CDMpipeline we have uploaded, we have now used these rules to paint all Registered Article6 ready projects green. All the registered non-article6 ready CDMprojects are yellow. All white projects at validation can still be transferred.

After this decision the number of projects in the CDMPipeline was reduced from 7857 to 1244. Of these were 684 were registered and 114 of these have issuances, 2 had requested registration and 558 were at validation.

The issuance from this reduced number of registered projects was 30 MtCO2.

In December, no new CDM Projects were submitted. No CDM projects got their registration action in November.

The article 6 ready CDM project that have issuance now will only be able to issue 185 MCERs from 2013 until the end of 2025. Until end of 2025 all the registered Article 6 ready CDM project can issue 678 MCERs and the CDM projects under validation 1133 MCERs - a total of 1811 MCERs.

There is still a long way to reach this issuance value.

PoA news:

No new PoAs were submitted in December.

All PoAs registered before 1 January 2013 are still included in the Pipeline but are not Article 6 ready. Only the 140 green Article 6 ready PoAs and the 134 PoAs at validation can continue.

In total 783 CPAs exist hosted by 57 countries.

The total issuance from the 33 Article 6 ready PoAs with issuance is now 21 MCERs.

The PoAs that have issuance now will only be able to issue 241 MCERs from 2013 until the end of 2025.

Until end of 2025 all the registered Article 6 ready PoAs can issue 451 MCERs and the PoAs under validation 36 MCERs - a total of 487 MCERs.


This Pipeline now contains information about 50 Pilot activities, which have started experimenting with the creation of the new carbon market under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

These activities are funded by Canada, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, NEFCO, ADB, AfDB, and the World Bank.

We will continue to expand this Pipeline as the rules for the new carbon market under Article 6 develops.

NAMApipeline news: see

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

In December no new NAMAs were submitted.

The total number of NAMAs is 192 (2 NAMAs were withdrawn, and 2 was resubmitted).

The total support offered is 164 MUS$ only 1.1% of the total support requested of 14777 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 71105 MUS$.

NDC & PledgePipeline news:

Available at: Transport Sector NAMApledge-pipeline

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

Now 161 Parties (189 countries) responsible to 96.9% of the total GHG emissions have ratified the Paris Agreement.

98 Countries have promised to be at Net Zero GHG emissions in 2050.

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 now contains 281 International Cooperative Initiatives (ICIs) and CIP is a data provider to the UNFCCC NAZCA platform, the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action. All the ICIs in CIP that are alive will now be reported in NAZCA.

We have added 2 new cooperate initiatives: Climate Change Impacts on Cultural and Natural Heritage (CCICH), and Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

The CIP web-site includes a complete impact-monitoring framework for measuring progress of the initiatives: You can 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.

Joergen Fenhann

UNEP DTU Partnership

Danish Technical University

UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark

Phone: (+45) 22 95 51 13


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Article 6 Pipeline overview

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