CDM Help Desk Launched to Improve Regional Distribution of CDM Projects

4 September 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the second Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Help Desk to answer questions of stakeholders relating to CDM projects undergoing the validation or verification process.

The objective of the CDM Help Desk is to help improve the regional distribution of CDM projects. It aims to help under-represented countries increase their participation in the CDM and thus realize the benefits of the CDM.

The Help Desk is therefore only available to project stakeholders in such under-represented countries, specifically stakeholders in Africa, the least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS) and countries that had ten or fewer registered CDM projects as of 31 December 2010. It provides stakeholders such as CDM project participants, developers, coordinating and/or managing entities, designated national authorities (DNAs) and designated operational entities (DOEs), with reliable and timely information on issues regarding their CDM projects. [CDM Help Desk]