Review of the modalities and procedures for the clean development mechanism

The first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 1) adopted the modalities and procedures for a clean development mechanism (CDM) (CDM modalities and procedures). Pursuant to that decision, the first review of the CDM modalities and procedures was to be carried out by CMP 9.

CMP 9 (November 2012) requested the UNFCCC secretariat, drawing on the discussions that took place at the thirty-ninth session of the Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI 39), and that were reflected in a note by the co-chairs, to prepare a technical paper on issues relating to possible changes to the CDM modalities and procedures, including their implications, (see decision 4/CMP.9, paragraph 1).

At SBI 40 (June 2014), Parties made progress in their consideration as captured in the second note by the co-chairs, but could not come to conclusions on this agenda item.

At SBI 41 (December 2014), Parties convened their consideration of this matter and agreed to continue considering this matter. (FCCC/SBI/2014/L.35)

At SBI 42 (June 2015), Parties discussed specific elements to be included in the review of the CDM modalities and procedures. However, consultations among Parties did not result in any conclusions.

At SBI 43 (December 2015), Parties agreed to continue considering this matter at SBI 44, taking into account the priorities of Parties. (FCCC/SBI/2015/L.28).

SBI 44 (May 2016) requested the secretariat to prepare draft provisions containing definitions and/or requirements at a principle level on programmes of activities and roles of designated national authorities to supplement the current CDM modalities and procedures, based on the existing rules adopted by the CDM Executive Board. While noting that there continue to be divergent views on the need for further changes to the CDM modalities and procedures, Parties agreed to continue considering this matter at SBI 45 with a view to concluding it at that session (FCCC/SBI/2016/L.13).

At SBI 45 (November 2016), Parties considered draft provisions on programmes of activities and roles of designated national authorities prepared by the secretariat, but could not come to conclusions on this agenda item.

At SBI 46 (May 2017), Parties continued considering this matter, however consultations among Parties did not result in any conclusions.

At SBI 47 (November 2017), the SBI agreed to postpone consideration of this matter until SBI 48 (May 2018).

Background documents

Reference

Year

Draft provisions on PoAs and roles of DNAs to supplement the CDM modalities and procedures. Note by the secretariat.

 FCCC/SBI/2016/INF.16

2016 

Second note by the co-chairs

Version 1 of 13 June 2014 at 23:30hrs

2014

Technical paper on issues relating to possible changes to the CDM modalities and procedures

FCCC/TP/2014/1

2014

Recommendation by the CDM Executive Board

FCCC/SBI/2013/INF.1

2013

Report on the workshop on the review of the modalities and procedures of the clean development mechanism

FCCC/SBI/2013/INF.6

2013

CDM modalities and procedures

Decision 3/CMP.1, annex
FCCC/KP/CMP/2005/8/Add.1

2005

Submissions by Parties (in alphabetical order)  

2013

2014