In accordance with decision 13/CMP.1, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the
Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) requested the secretariat to begin publishing the annual
compilation and accounting reports referred to in paragraph 61 of the annex to that decision after
completion of the initial review under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol and resolution of any
questions of implementation relating to adjustments under Article 5, paragraph 2, of the Kyoto
Protocol, or its assigned amount pursuant to Article 3, paragraphs 7 and 8, of the Kyoto Protocol.
The secretariat published the first compilation and accounting report in November 2008 containing the
initial accounting parameters recorded in the compilation and accounting database (CAD) as at 18
September 2008 after the completion of the initial review under the Kyoto Protocol by expert review
teams (ERTs) and the resolution of any questions of implementation. The annual reports for future
years will include detailed information on holdings and transactions of Kyoto Protocol units as such
information becomes available.