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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.
Road to Paris: The Marrakesh Call for Climate Action
This year’s African Carbon Forum impressively illustrated Africa’s newly-awakened awareness to climate change mitigation. Some 24 countries, all represented by high-ranking policymakers, sent out clear messages for the climate negotiations and use of the market mechanisms. The German Environment Ministry supported the African Carbon Forum as part of the CDM Initiative and held two well-visited side events on European-African Cooperation in Emissions Trading and Linking the Programmatic CDM with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). more
AHK discusses Chinese emissions trading schemes
As part of the CDM Initaitive, the Beijing office of the German Chambers of Commerce Worldwide Network (AHK) is to conduct a networking project on new market mechanisms. An event scheduled for 24 April looks at Northern China’s emission reduction potential and how it can be integrated into the carbon market. The focus will largely be placed on two pilot systems in Tianjin and Beijing, both of which play a central role in China’s efforts to expand emissions trading nation wide. more
World Bank announces selection criteria for CER auctions
The collapse in prices for CERs renders many promising carbon reduction projects unviable. This situation is especially critical for projects that rely exclusively on revenue from certificate sales. To ensure that the climate change activities conducted under such projects can continue, the World Bank has established the Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation (PAF). The eligibility criteria to be applied in selecting projects and programmes for the inaugural CER auction in June have just been announced. more
Transformative Potential of the New Market Mechanism
Preventing dangerous climate change requires a fundamental transformation of the global economy. Regarding carbon markets, the EU, for example, has called for the new market-based mechanism (NMM) to be established under the UNFCCC to “facilitate transition towards low carbon economy and attract further international investment”. A new policy paper discusses the transformative potential of the NMM and how it should be structured to maximize transformative impact. 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