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Implications of possible changes to the limit established for small-scale afforestation and reforestation CDM project activities - SBSTA agenda item 9(b)

The COP/MOP, by its pdf-icon decision 1/CMP.2, (para 27) requested SBSTA to consider at its twenty-sixth session views by Parties, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations on the implications of possibly changing the limit established for small scale afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities. Views were to be submitted to the secretariat. The SBSTA , at its twenty-sixth session, considered the submissions and agreed to undertake further analytical assessment of the implications of possibly changing the limit for small-scale A/R project activities, based, inter alia, on national experiences, to include the issues: social-, economic- and environmental effects including estimation of leakage and requested the Parties, intergovernmental and non governmental organizations to submit their views for consideration at SBSTA 27. The SBSTA, at its twenty-seventh session, considered these submissions and agreed to recommend to the COP/MOP to revise the limit for small-scale afforestation and reforestation project activities under the clean development mechanism referred to in paragraph 1 (i) of the annex to decision 5/CMP.1 as follows, which was duly done as follows:

“Small-scale afforestation and reforestation project activities under the CDM” are those that are expected to result in net anthropogenic greenhouse gas removals by sinks of less than 16 kilotonnes of CO2 per year and are developed or implemented by low-income communities and individuals as determined by the host Party. If a small-scale afforestation or reforestation project activity under the CDM results in net anthropogenic greenhouse gas removals by sinks greater than 16 kilotonnes of CO2 per year, the excess removals will not be eligible for the issuance of tCERs or lCERs.

Related documents, conclusions and final decision pertaining to this issue:

  • pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.1 Implications of possible changes to the limit for small-scale afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities. Submissions from Parties and accredited intergovernmental organizations.
    The submissions from non governmental organizations are available in section 2007 M. more >>

  • pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.19 Views on the implications of possible changes to the limit established for small-scale afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities under decision 6/CMP.1. Submissions from Parties and intergovernmental organizations.
  • pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.19/Add.1 Views on the implications of possible changes to the limit established for small-scale afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities under decision 6/CMP.1. Submissions from Parties and intergovernmental organizations. Addendum
    The submissions from non governmental organizations are available in section 2007 D. more >>

  • pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2007/L.18 Implications of possible changes to the limit for small-scale afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities. Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair.
  • pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2007/L.18/Add.1 Implications of possible changes to the limit for small-scale afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities. Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair. Addendum.
  • pdf-icon -/CMP.3 Implications of possible changes to the limit for small-scale afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities. Decision

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