Clean Developmement Mechanism (CDM)
What is CDM?
CDM was established by the Kyoto Protocol (1997) and has two main objectives: to help developed countries meet a part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol offshore and to assist developing countries hosting the project in achieving sustainable development. CDM projects generate tradable certified emission reduction (CER) credits, which can be sold on international carbon markets. A CER is a unit issued for emission reductions from CDM project activities or PoAs in accordance with the CDM rules and requirements, which is equal to one metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent, calculated using global warming potentials. Besides the global environmental integrity, CDM projects also provide benefits such as new investment in developing countries, transfer of climate friendly technologies, the improvement of livelihoods and skills, job creation and increased economic activity.
Project Cycle: A CDM project goes through 7 main stages
- Stage 1: Project Design Document
- Stage 2: Letter of Approval
- Stage 3: Validation
- Stage 4: Registration
- Stage 5: Monitoring
- Stage 6: Verification
- Stage 7: Forwarding
- The Minister of Water and Environment is Uganda's Designated National Authority (DNA).
- The Climate Change Department (CCD) is the secretariat to the DNA. Applications by potential CDM projects are submitted to the CCD.
CDM Project/PoA portfolio
- Registered CDM Projects
- CDM Projects at Validation Stage
- Projects Requesting for Letters of Approval
- Registered PoAs
- PoAs at Validation Stage
- Uganda GEF Report 03 Dec 2013
Projects supporting the work of the Climate Change Department (CCD) on CDM.
CDM Training Workshop
Day 1 Training Content:
- CDM Experiences in Uganda (By Eng. Dr. Adam M. Sebbit)
- Introduction to BTC CDM Capacity Building Project (By Paul Isabirye)
- The International Climate Change Negotiations and the Future of CDM (By Adriaan Korthuis)
- Carbon Markets and Carbon Trading – The Basics
- Carbon Pricing and Future Outlook
Day 2 Training Content:
- Actors in the Carbon Market (By Carlos Guerrero Lucendo)
- The CDM Capacity Development Project (By Adriaan Tas)
- The CDM Project Development Cycle: Costs and Benefits (By Adriaan Tas)
- Belgian Federal JI/CDM Purchase Programme (By Patricia Grobben)
- Requirements for the Development of a Successful CDM Project (By Martha Ntabadde)