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CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database

This is because we have left the peninsular Risoe and moved into the UN-City in Copenhagen, and because we are still part of the Danish Technical University DTU.

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

CDM news:

In December 5 new CDM projects were submitted, all from Mexico (4 Coal bed/mine methane projects and landfill gas project).

10 CDM projects got their registration action in December, bringing the total number of registered CDM project up to 7589, or 88% of the 8636 of the CDM projects that are alive. Only 1039 projects are still at validation and 8 have requested registration.

For 1956 CDM projects the DOEs terminated validation, and for 267 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 271 projects were rejected by the EB, and 62 projects were withdrawn.

December had a monthly issuance of 8.6 MCERs. The total issuance is now 1521 MCERs.  The average issuance success is 89.1%. 2715 Registered projects have now got issuance; this is an increase of 20 compared to last month.

According to the "Annual compilation and accounting report for Annex B Parties under the Kyoto Protocol for 2013" FCCC/KP/CMP/2013/6 the total Voluntary Cancellation until the end of 2012 was 4.9 MCERS, and it could easily be the double now. Since the Voluntary Cancelations in the central registry is now 1.7 MCERs, the Voluntary cancelation in the national registries must be around 10 MCERs. However, it is secret how much was canceled for which projects in the national registries.

In the "Analysis" sheet called "Host country use". In this column you can see the 232 Chinese CDM projects that have applied to be registered in the domestic pilot compliance market (they are marked with the text "CCER val."). In addition 51 CDM projects have got CCERs verified (they are marked with the text "CCER ver."). In the 4 columns in the far right-hand side of the "CDM_Project" sheet we show the amount of verified CCERs and the monitored period for these projects. In total 507 projects have been submitted to the Chinese domestic pilot compliance market until now.

PoA news:

Four new PoAs were submitted in December:

"Scaling-Up Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Across Africa and the Levant Region.";

"Lurio Forest Landscape PoA" in Mozambique;

"Ethiopia Clean Cooking Energy Program"; and

"Ethiopia Off-Grid Renewable Energy Program".

Subtracting the 43 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 3 PoAs withdrawn, and the 22 resubmitted PoAs we now have 398 PoAs in the Pipeline: 120 at validation, 2 have requested registration, and 276 are registered.

17 new CPAs were submitted in December for:

"The programme to promote efficient lightings in local areas" in South Korea got 5 CPAs,

"Tunki Small Scale Hydropower Program of Activities" in Peru got 2 CPAs,

"PoA for the Reduction of emission from non-renewable fuel from cooking at household level" in got 1 CPA from Somalia and 1 from South Africa,

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

"Improved Cookstoves Program for Malawi and cross-border regions of Mozambique" got 2 CPAs in Malawi,

"Improved Cook Stove Programme with Carbon Finance (ICF), Nepal" got 2 CPAs,

"TUCANO CDM Programme of Activities for the Promotion of Small Hydropower Plants in Brazil" got 1 CPA, and

"African Improved Cooking Stoves Programme of Activities" in Ghana got 1 CPA.

We welcome Somalia in the Pipelines with their first CPA.

In total 1883 CPAs exist hosted by 65 countries.

The total issuance from the 17 PoAs with issuance is now 2.4 MCERs.

JI news:

No new JI projects were submitted in December.

According to the Ukrainian web-site two JI track1 projects from Ukraine had issuances. These issuance have not yet been reported to the UNFCCC. ITL UA1000548 got 6.773 MERUs, and UA1000549 got 6.878 MERUs. The total issuance of ERUs therefore increased to 863.5 MERUs.

NAMApipeline news: see

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

19 new NAMAs were submitted in December:

One NAMA was submitted by Ethiopia:

"Ethiopia Railway's Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Transit Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA".

Two NAMAs were submitted by Costa Rica: "Low Carbon Coffee - Costa Rica", and "Costa Rica Livestock NAMA".

Six NAMAs were submitted by Uganda:

"Reduction, Recycling and Reuse of Solid Waste in Kampala City"; "The Promotion of the Use of Efficient Institutional Stoves in Institutions"; "Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for Kampala"; "Developing appropriate strategies and techniques to reduce methane emissions from livestock production in Uganda"; "Integrated Wastewater Treatment for Agro-process Water in Uganda"; "Periodic Vehicle Inspection for Emissions and Roadworthiness".

Ten new NAMAs were submitted by Mexico:

"Efficient Cookstoves"; "Solar Water Heaters"; "Cogeneration in Mexico"; "Car Fleet Renewal in Mexico"; "Disposal and Use of Wastes and Solid and Biomass Residues"; "Fuel Switch in the industry"; "Fuel Switch for the Power Generation; "Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in the Private Sector"; "NAMA for Sustainable Housing Retrofit"; "Low Emission Schools".

This information is used as input to our NAMAPipeline, which now contains 90 NAMAs (including 1 NAMA that was withdrawn) and 14 support programmes.

We had changed the table in the "Analysis" sheet showing number of submitted NAMAs per country. It now contains a column showing the total support requested (financial+technical+capacity building) and a column showing the total cost (total requested support+other local+other international support). The total support offered is now 73 MUS$, the total support requested is 6920 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 14080 MUS$.

PledgePipeline news:

The UNEP Emission Gap Report 2014 was published 19. December, see

This 2014 Gap report also includes calculations of the 2030 GHG emission gap.

UNEP Risoe is one of the teams that delivered emission data to this report. We regularly update our Pledgepipeline on the web-site:

Our Pledgepipeline has now been enlarged with columns for 2025, 2030, and 2040 in order to make it ready to accommodate the INDCs.

Joergen Fenhann and Rasmus Saldern Antonsen

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

UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark

Phone: (+45) 40 20 27 89


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