CDM Executive Board Launches Calls for Inputs

30 March 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched two calls for inputs, as agreed by the Board at its 46th meeting. The first call is for inputs on efficiency in the operation of the CDM and opportunities for its improvement. The second call is for Designated National Authorities (DNAs) to provide inputs on how to address issues relating to regional distribution of CDM projects, for consideration by the Executive Board at its 47th meeting, which is scheduled to take place from 27-29 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

In regard to the first call, the Board agreed to dedicate extra days to discuss these issues, tentatively back-to-back with its 48th and 49th meetings, in order to consider and discuss the inputs received.

In regard to the second call, DNAs are requested to provide inputs on ways to streamline the process relating to CDM projects in countries hosting fewer than 10 registered projects, especially least developed countries, small island developing States and Africa, as requested by the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. The two calls are open until 4 May 2009. [CDM Efficiency and Improvement] [Regional Distribution Matters]