Piloting greater use of standardised approaches in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Perspectives together with SouthPole, Econ-Pí¶yry and GERES have developed standardised baselines under the CDM and explored how they can be applied in particular countries. Standardised baselines are uniform procedures applicable to multiple projects to simplify the calculation of emission reductions and additionality demonstration in the CDM. Corresponding decisions and guidelines have already been published by the CDM Executive Board (EB) at its 62nd and 63rd meeting.   Such approaches should help reduce transaction costs, enhance transparency, objectivity and predictability and facilitate access to the CDM for underrepresented countries and project types.

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