CDM Methodologies Panel Report and Annexes Released

11 March 2009: The Panel on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) baseline and monitoring methodologies (CDM Meth Panel) has released the report and annexes of its 37th meeting, which convened from 2-6 March 2009, in Bonn, Germany. The report outlines the issues considered by the Panel, including: proposed new methodologies; requests for clarification on and revision to approved methodologies; issues of general guidance and tools; and schedule of meetings and rounds of submissions of proposed new methodologies.

The Panel considered 21 proposed new methodologies, recommending one for approval and four for non-approval. The Panel was unable to discuss or conclude consideration of some of the methodologies because of outstanding issues relating to specific cases. On revisions to approved methodologies, the Panel recommended six for approval. The Panel also considered various issues of general guidance and tools, and inter alia, prepared a draft revision to its Terms of Reference, to reflect the current procedures and operation of the Panel. It requested the CDM Executive Board to approve the draft, contained in annex 9 to the Report. The Panel confirmed that its 38th meeting will be held from 4-8 May 2009. [CDM Meth Panel Report] [Meth Panel Website]