Programmatic CDM Registration Guideline in Discussion

March 1, 2007

One of the outcomes of COP 11 / MOP 1 in Montreal-Canada took place on November 28 to December 9, 2005 was issued Decision 7 / CMP.1 (the Montreal Decision-COP / MOP 1) paragraph 20 which later became known as Programmatic CDM. This decision implies that the government's policies that are local, regional, and national levels can not be used as a CDM project, but the activities planned in the program (Programme of Activities) are intended to support the government policy may be registered as a CDM project, provided that the project must meet the criteria set for CDM projects, including: baseline in accordance with an approved method, the project boundary is clear, there is no double counting and meet the additionality criteria.

Although already a decision, but the detailed implementation rules of programmatic CDM is still not prepared by the CDM Executive Board. Currently the guidelines that have been prepared are still in draft form set out in Annex 1 of 3 results meeting the CDM Executive Board dated 28 December 12 to 15, 2006, namely 'Draft guidance on the registration of project activities under a program of activities as a single CDM project activity -version 01'.

In the draft guidelines, has listed some clarity on definitions related to programmatic CDM. As for some of the key definitions of them;

The release of this decision is a breakthrough to be able to exploit loopholes in the rules of the COP / MOP with a positive goal is to open more opportunities to various stakeholders in developing countries to implement emission reduction projects through the CDM or GHG as an effort to support policies or regulations that have been set by the government. For Indonesia, this policy can help the passage of forest and land rehabilitation program that has been conducted by the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, as well as the implementation of afforestation and reforestation CDM activities better.

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