CDM Releases Reports from Recent Meetings
17 November 2008: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has
released the reports from recent meetings of its Methodology Panel,
Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) Working Group, and Small Scale Working
Group (SSC WG).
The 35th meeting of the CDM Methodologies Panel was held from
3-7 November 2008, at the UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn, Germany. The report from
the meeting and its annexes outline the considerations of the Panel on proposed
new methodologies, as well as desk reviews and public inputs received, where
applicable. The Panel made recommendations to the CDM Executive Board on
proposed methodologies for approval, which are available on the CDM website.
The Panel was also unable to discuss or conclude consideration of some cases
because of outstanding issues relating to specific cases. The CDM Afforestation
and Reforestation Working Group's 22nd meeting was held from 10-12 November
2008, at the same venue.
The report of that meeting addresses the consideration
of, inter alia: proposed new A/R methodologies; requests for clarification of
the application of approved baseline and monitoring methodologies; new draft small-scale
methodologies for A/R CDM project activities; the significance of greenhouse
gas emissions from selected sources related to A/R CDM project activities; and
the application of the definition of the project boundary in A/R CDM project
activities. The final recommendations proposed by the Working Group for
consideration by the CDM Executive Board are also available on the CDM website.
The 18th meeting of the SSC WG convened from 10-12 November 2008, at the same
The report of the meeting outlines the SSC WG's consideration of the
requests received, including five requests to create new small-scale
methodologies, eight requests for revisions to approved small-scale
methodologies and 16 requests for clarification of approved small-scale
Methodologies Panel Website] [Methodology Panel
Meeting Report] [CDM
A/R WG Website] [A/R WG Meeting Report]