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CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database

The UNEP DTU Pipelines have been updated at,, and at and

CDM news:

In May 3 new CDM project were submitted from Lao PDR, Mexico, and India.

No CDM project got their registration action in May, keeping the total number of registered CDM project at 7770, or 92% of the 8438 of the CDM projects that are alive. Only 663 projects are still at validation and 5 have requested registration.

For 2266 CDM projects the DOEs terminated validation, and for 276 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 276 projects were rejected by the EB, and 64 projects were withdrawn.

The total issuance is now 1828 MCERs, this is an increase of 10.7 MCERs compared to last month. 3062 registered projects have now got issuance. The average issuance success is 86.5%.

At EB94 new methodologies were approved:

AM119: "SF6 emission reductions in gas insulated metal enclosed switchgear", and

AM-II.T.: "Emission reduction through reactive power compensation in power distribution network"

Voluntary cancellation of CERs has now increased to 22.1 MCERs. In South Korea CERs can be converted into Korean Carbon Units if they are from CDM projects in South Korea and cancelled voluntarily. This already happened for 13.2 MCERs.

Dormant CDM projects:

We have added a new column BL to the CDMproject sheet showing the last contact with the UNFCCC Secretariat. In table 4 in the "Analysis" sheet we then calculated the fraction of dormant registered CDM projects for the regions and for China, India, Mexico, and Brazil (assuming that a project is dormant if the last contact was in 2013 or before). The total number of dormant registered projects is 54% with a high of 63% for China and a low with 16% for Africa.

PoA news:

No new PoAs was submitted in May.

Subtracting the 69 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 5 PoAs withdrawn, and the 30 resubmitted PoAs we now have 387 PoAs in the Pipeline: 77 at validation, 1 have requested registration, and 309 are registered.

1 new CPAs were submitted in May:

"PoA on RE" in India.

In total 2145 CPAs exist hosted by 76 countries.

The total issuance from the 41 PoAs with issuance is now 7.7 MCERs.

JI news:

No new JI projects were submitted in May.

The total issuance of ERUs is 871 MERUs.

NAMApipeline news: see

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

No new NAMAs were submitted in May.

The total number of NAMAs is 146 (2 NAMAs were withdrawn, and 2 was resubmitted).

The total support offered is 162 MUS$ only 2% of the total support requested of 9031 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 42458 MUS$.

NDC & PledgePipeline news:

Available at:

Our Pledgepipeline includes the Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs/NDCs) that are submitted to the UNFCCC.

Now 122 Parties (148 countries) responsible to 84.8% of the total GHG emissions have ratified the Paris Agreement.

UNEPs "Emission Gap Report 2016" is available on:

Non-state actor news:

Our Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP) at has been updated. CIP now contains 221 International Cooperative Initiatives and CIP is a data provider to the UNFCCC NAZCA platform, the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action. 

If you are in a secretariat/focal point for an ICI, you can register and be upgraded to a user, where you can get a password to update the information about your ICI.

Joergen Fenhann and Marco Schletz

UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly known as UNEP Risoe)
Danish Technical University

UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark

Phone: (+45) 40 20 27 89


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CDM Pipeline overview

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CDM project distribution within host countries by region and type

JI Pipeline overview

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