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CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database

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

CDM news:

In September no new CDM Projects were submitted.

No CDM projects got their registration action in September. The total number of registered CDM projects are 7857 or 93% of the 8419 CDM projects that are alive. 17 projects are deregistered. Only 561 projects are still at validation.

For 2379 CDM projects the DOEs terminated validation, and for 279 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 280 projects were rejected by the EB, and 64 projects were withdrawn.

The total issuance is now 2096 MCERs, this is an increase of 6.0 MCERs compared to last month. 3315 registered projects now have issuance. The average issuance success is 79.9%.

A new large scale methodology was approve by EB in September:

AM122: "Recovery of methane-rich vapours from hydrocarbon storage tanks".

Voluntary cancellation of CERs has now increased to 94 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 27.7 MCERs. In Colombia a carbon tax can be avoided by buying voluntary cancellation, which has reached 6.4 MCERs.

JI news:

The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, running from 1 January 2013 to 31 January 2020 was adopted in 2012 through “the Doha Amendment” to the Kyoto protocol. However, the threshold for entry into legal force of the Amendment (144 Parties), was only achieved on 2 January 2020 so the second commitment period will come into effect on the very last day of the commitment period, i.e. on 31 January 2020. It look therefore likely that there will be no time to make new JI projects.

PoA news:

No new PoA were submitted in August.

353 PoAs are now registered, and 87 PoAs have issuances.

16 new CPAs were submitted in August.

EnKing International Renewable Energy POA (Ref=10375 in India) got 9 CPAs,

Programme for development of Biomass Industrial Thermal Heat Generation Supported by the Republic of Korea (Ref=10517 in Vietnam) got 1 CPA,

Improved cookstove program for the sustainable development of Madagascar (Ref=10564) got 4 CPAs,

Multi-country Renewable Energy Programme of Activities (Ref=10640 in Colombia) got 2 CPAs.

In total 2838 CPAs exist hosted by 75 countries.

The total issuance from the 87 PoAs with issuance is now 44.2 MCERs.


This Pipeline now contains information about 44 Pilot activities, which have started experimenting with the creation of the new carbon market under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

These activities are funded by Canada, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, NEFCO, ADB, AfDB, and the World Bank.

We will continue to expand this Pipeline as the rules for the new carbon market under Article 6 develops.

NAMApipeline news: see

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

In September no new NAMAs were submitted.

The total number of NAMAs is 192 (2 NAMAs were withdrawn, and 2 was resubmitted).

The total support offered is 164 MUS$ only 1.1% of the total support requested of 14777 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 71105 MUS$.

NDC & PledgePipeline news:

Available at: Transport Sector NAMApledge-pipeline

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

Now 161 Parties (189 countries) responsible to 96.9% of the total GHG emissions have ratified the Paris Agreement.

98 Countries have promised to be at Net Zero GHG emissions in 2050.

At this site you can also find our CitiesAndRegionsPipeline, which in addition to the country pledges contain 284 pledges from regions and 1991 pledges from cities.

Non-state actor news:

Our Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP) at now contains 279 International Cooperative Initiatives (ICIs) and CIP is a data provider to the UNFCCC NAZCA platform, the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action. All the ICIs in CIP that are alive will now be reported in NAZCA.

We have added 9 new cooperate initiatives: Central American Integration System Initiative (SICA), Clean Air Initiative, Climate Action for Jobs Initiative, Climate Ambition Alliances: Race to Zero, Getting to Zero Coalition, Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), United Nations-Convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Zero Carbon Buildings for All.

The CIP web-site includes a complete impact-monitoring framework for measuring progress of the initiatives: You can choose between 5 different monitoring Functions, for each Function a number of Activities, and for each Activity a time series for the Indicator.

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

UNEP DTU Partnership
Technical University of Denmark

UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark

Phone: (+45) 22 95 51 13


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Article 6 Pipeline overview

CDM Pipeline overview

PoA Pipeline overview

CDM project distribution within host countries by region and type

JI Pipeline overview

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Guidance document
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