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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 March 5 new CDM projects were submitted: 1 from India, 1 from Senegal, 1 from Lao PDR, 1 from Dominican Republic, and 1 from Uganda.

7 CDM projects got its registration action in March, bringing the total number of registered CDM project up to 7703, or 90% of the 8512 of the CDM projects that are alive. Only 802 projects are still at validation and 7 have requested registration.

For 2145 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validation, and for 276 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 273 projects were rejected by the EB, and 64 projects were withdrawn.

March had a monthly issuance of 5.0 MCERs. The total issuance is now 1656 MCERs.  The average issuance success is 88.3%. 2891 Registered projects have now got issuance; this is an increase of 11 compared to last month.

Voluntary cancellation of CERs has now increased to 9.8 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 5.6 MCERs.

Table 17 in the "Analysis" sheet shows that 19 CDM projects and 7 PoAs have now used the SD Tool.

PoA news:

One new PoA was submitted in March:

"Caribbean Hotels’ Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programme" in Barbados.

Subtracting the 59 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 4 PoAs withdrawn, and the 24 resubmitted PoAs we now have 390 PoAs in the Pipeline: 99 at validation, 0 have requested registration, and 291 are registered.

4 new CPAs were submitted in March:

"MicroEnergy Credits – Microfinance for Clean Energy Product Lines – Mongolia got 2 CPAs, and

"Promoting Efficient Stove Dissemination and Use in West Africa" got 2 CPAs for Togo.

In total 2053 CPAs exist hosted by 67 countries.

One PoAs got an issuance of 0.27 MCERs in April, so the total issuance from the 28 PoAs with issuance is now 4.0 MCERs.

We have inserted a new column for the PoAs in the "PoAs" sheet: It contains the UNFCCC "Idval" code. If you google with this code you immediately get the project documents.

JI news:

No new JI projects were submitted in March.

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 March:

1 from Lao PDR: "NAMA for Rural Development in Lao PDR ", this NAMA build on the NAMA with request for preparation with the same title.

The total number of NAMAs is now 127 (2 NAMAs were withdrawn, and 2 was resubmitted).

The total support offered is 158 MUS$ only 2.0% of the total support requested of 8032 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 39126 MUS$.

INDC & PledgePipeline news:

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

Available at:

The total number of INDC submissions is now 161 (188 countries).

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.

The first NDC was submitted by Papua New Guinea 24. March 2016 to replace their INDC.

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

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 April 2008)

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