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Welcome to the UNEP Risoe
CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database

The CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all CDM/JI projects that have been sent for validation/determination. It also contains the baseline & monitoring methodologies, a list of DOEs and several analyses. Almost all information is from and

This monthly newsletter shows a sample of the analysis in the Pipeline. If you want more information, then look into the left column and click on the links to sub-pages or click on the download for the full Pipelines, which contain tables with a line of key information for all CDM and JI projects. You can also download a rather old guidance document to the Pipeline.

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Please cite as "UNEP Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database, April 1st 2014".

Please do not put the spreadsheets on other web-sites, you should only put a link to them on this site.

CDM news:

In March 8 new CDM projects were submitted. These projects were hosted by 4 from India, 1 from Iran, 1 from China, 1 from Chile, and 1 from South Africa. In addition 1 project from India was resubmitted.

22 CDM projects got their registration action in March, bringing the total number of registered CDM project up to 7472, or 86% of the 8740 CDM projects that are alive. Only 1247 projects are still at validation and 21 have requested registration.

For 1787 CDM projects the DOEs terminated validation, and for 265 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 268 projects were rejected by the EB, and 63 projects were withdrawn.

March had a monthly issuance of 6.5 MCERs. The total issuance is now 1440 MCERs.  The average issuance success is 90.2%.

Some new voluntary cancellations were added, so the total is now 0.776 MCERs.

EB77 approved the new large-scale methodology ACM24: "Natural gas substitution by biogenic methane produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste"

We have inserted a new sheet in the CDMPipeline beside the sheet "Methods". The name of the new sheet is "SB". The content is for all the submitted Standardized Baselines: Proposed Methodology no., Approved Methodology no., Title, Host country, Developer, Submission date, Entry into force date, and Days to approval. 

We have now updated the "StatesAndProvinces" notebook so that it now includes a sheet for all CDM host countries. You can also for the new ones see how many of which type of projects there are in each region in the country.

Since many buyers have withdrawn, we have moved the withdrawn buyers from the "Buyer" column to a new column next to the "Buyer" column with the name "Withdrawn Buyers". We have now finished this work, and have added a new column in the "Buyer" sheet, where you for each buyer can see how many projects they have withdrawn from. In total buyers have withdrawn from 6.7% of their total portfolio.

We have inserted a new table on the "Regions" sheet, showing the total number of projects and registered project in Europe & Central Asia area.

In the PDD templates the section B8 showing, which the PDD consultants were, was deleted in March 2012. The UNFCCC has now said that this section will be reinserted in March 2014 or so.

NDRC in China in January accepted that a second batch of 112 approved CDM methodologies can be used in the domestic pilot compliance market to generate CCERs (China's Certified Emission reduction). In table 4 in the "Approved Methods" sheet we have painted these and the first batch of 52 approved CDM methodologies in a yellowish color.

We have added a new column in the "Analysis" sheet called "Host country use". In this column you can now see the 62 Chinese CDM projects that have applied to be registered in the domestic pilot compliance market (they are marked with the text "CCER val.". In total 99 projects have been submitted to the Chinese domestic pilot compliance market until now.

PoA news:

One  new PoAs were submitted in March:

"Programmatic CDM project using Municipal Organic Waste of 64 Districts of Bangladesh"

Subtracting the 35 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 2 PoAs withdrawn, and the 23 resubmitted PoAs we now have 390 PoAs in the Pipeline: 135 at validation, 7 have requested registration, and 248 are registered.

24 new CPAs were submitted in March for 5 PoAs:

"Sichuan Rural Poor-Household Biogas Development Programme" in China got 20 new CPAs,

"Promotion of Biomass Based Heat Generation Systems in India" got 1 new CPA,

"Improved Cooking Stoves Programme of Activities in Africa" in Kenya got 1 new CPA,

"Small-Scale Renewable Energy PoA in Thailand" got 1 CPA, and

"Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon Efficient Cookstoves Program" got 1 CPA.

 No PoAs had issuance of CERs in March.

In order to be able to see the number of PoAs that have got issuance and the size of the issuance for each subtype, we have added two new columns to table 2 in the "Analysis" sheet.

JI news:

No new JI projects were submitted in March.

Excluding the 26 withdrawn projects and 1 rejected project the JIPipeline now contains 761 projects (555 in track 1 and 206 in track 2).

A no tillage project from Ukraine issued 5.8 MERUs in March, so the total JI issuance is now 835 MERUs.

The total sale of hot air is estimated to be 453 Million AAUs

NAMApipeline news: see

The UNFCCC NAMA Registry can be accessed by the public at the webpage:  

The date of submission has now been reintroduced for the newest NAMAs.

NAMA0003 "Interurban Electric Rail NAMA" from Ethiopia has disappeared from the NAMA registry. We assume that it has been withdrawn by the country focalpoint and have therefore given it the status "Withdrawn" in the new column we have inserted in our NAMPipeline.

Two new NAMAs were submitted in March:

"Adaptive Sustainable Forest Management in Borjomi-Bakuriani Forest District" in Georgia asking for External support for implementation, and

"Energy Efficient Lighting in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Outdoor Sectors of Pakistan" asking for External support for preparation.

This information is used as input to our NAMAPipeline, which now contains 44 NAMAs.

One new support for NAMAs was also submitted in March:

"Austrian NAMA Initiative" giving up to 500,000 Euro in support per NAMA.

PledgePipeline news:

The UNEP Emission Gap Report 2013 was published, see

UNEP Risoe is one of the teams that delivered emission data to this report. We regularly update our PledgePipeline on the web-site:

Joergen Fenhann, Rasmus Saldern Antonsen and Thor Nyborg Bendsen

UNEP Risoe Centre
Risoe Campus

Danish Technical University

Phone: (+45) 40 20 27 89


If you have comments or questions please contact:

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CDM Pipeline overview

PoA Pipeline overview

CDM project distribution within host countries by region and type

JI Pipeline overview

Guidance document
  (updated August 2008)

Publications and papers
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