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German Federal Ministry for the Environment CDM/JI Portal
This website provides information on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and on Joint Implementation (JI), two of
the flexible mechanisms agreed under the Kyoto Protocol in efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
The site primarily addresses an audience with prior knowledge of the international climate change regime. An introduction to international climate change policy can be found, for example, on the Federal Ministry for the Environment website.
CTI Workshops at Carbon Expo discuss potential for a more climate-friendly building sector
Under the heading “Call for Action on Climate Protection in the Building Sector: Opportunities Through Carbon Markets and Domestic Policies” two Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) Workshops were held in Cologne, Germany in May 2014. Both took place as side events to the Carbon Expo, the world’s largest conference and fair around carbon markets. more
“Future of the Carbon Market” foundation’s second round of proposals attracts wide interest
The “Future of the Carbon Market” foundation’s second round of proposals arouse great interest among project developers. A total of 44 applications for funding were received. The majority of the proposals came from Africa and focus on measures at the household level. The foundation is currently evaluating the proposals, of which three will be selected for receiving start-up funding of up to two million Euro. more
Continuation of industrial gas projects could play key role in climate change activities up to 2020
The lack of ambitious emission reduction targets and the associated poor demand for international emissions certificates threaten the continuation of CDM and JI projects already in place. A new study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) looks at the consequences for industrial gas projects (HFC23 and N2O) conducted under CDM and JI. Financing for these projects is largely reliant on the sale of emission certificates. The study shows that project continuation could result in extremely low-cost emission reductions amounting to around 7.5 Gt CO2e in developing countries, Russia and Ukraine. This could make a significant contribution towards closing the 2020 global emission reductions gap. more
Morocco and Tunisia: a transatlantic learning expedition to the Quebecian Emissions Trading System
Experts from Morocco and Tunisia recently visited Canada in order to study the Emissions Trading System (ETS) of the Canadian Province Quebec. Organized by the CDM Country Manager Project, the experts got to know the design elements of the Quebecian ETS as well as the regulatory, institutional and organizational frameworks governing this market. The visit also comprised meetings with various stakeholders to share experiences and best practices. Both Morocco and Tunisia are engaged in the development of new market mechanism proposals. more
Getting the carbon market in shape for global climate action
A global carbon market can play a crucial role in achieving global climate protection targets, says State Secretary at the Federal Environment Ministry Jochen Flasbarth. At the opening ceremony of the CarbonExpo international trade fair in Cologne, he made the following statement: "A functioning international carbon market can make a significant contribution to limiting global warming to two degrees in this century. We must mobilise the economic power of markets in the service of the global Energiewende." more
CDM & JI Manuals
Download the DEHSt CDM & JI Manuals. more.
German Activities on the JI/CDM Market
Profiles of German companies active on the CDM/JI markets. more