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1st September 2015

Content of CDM/JI Pipeline
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CDM Pipeline spreadsheet

CDM project distribution within host countries by region and type

JI Pipeline

Guidance document

Publications and papers
  UNEP DTU Partnership
CDM/JI Pipeline Overview Page

This page show some of the most important tables/graphs in the Pipeline, they cover the subjects of all the pages and are not repeated on the other pages.

Status of CDM projects
Number of CDM projects
CERs until 2012
CDM project registrationAnnual ERUs from JI
Registered projects over
Review history
Status of CDM projects
In total 8591 CDM projects are now included in the Pipeline excluding the 267 projects given a negative validation by DOEs, the 2041 projects where DOEs terminated the validation, the 272 rejected by EB and the 62 withdrawn. 7664 of the projects are now registered and a further 10 are in the registration process. 2824 CDM projects have got CERs issued.



The projections is for Issued CERs  in the period 2013-2020.

1614 Million CERs have been issued. The second column  shows how many MCERs, not issued in the period 2008-2012, is left over for the second crediting period 2014-2020.  The second column also shows that 151 MCERs have been issued in the second crediting period. The total issuance in the period 2013-2020 is  expected to be 4450 MCERs.


Number of CDM projects starting the public comments period each month, the number of them that have requested registration, the number of them that have CERs issued, and the number of them that was rejected by DOEs.
4 new CDM projects were added to the pipeline in August 2015.


CERs expected until 2012 from CDM projects in each sector
While 71% of the CDM projects are renewables, they  take 34% of the CERs. Energy efficiency takes 7% of the CERs  for Supply-side EE and only 1% for Demand-side-EE (see sub-page on types).


The monthly average time delay from the start comment date to the date of registration has now decreased to about 100 days.


ERUs expected until 2012 from JI projects ( % in each category)
While 18% of the 761 JI projects are renewables, they only take 3.6% of the ERUs. CH4 and fugitives reduction  takes the majority (53.8%) of the ERUs.


The number of registration actions by the Executive Board each month

The registration actions in July 2015 was 7 projects


Review history

The graph above shows the total number of project requesting registration each year (we use the date of signature in the request registration letter from the DOE). The yellow bar shows the number of these projects, that are registered automatically. The graph shows that this fraction has gone down from 92% in 2005 to 31% in 2008. After that the system improved and in 2012 94% was again registered automatically like in the beginning of CDM. Now 98% are registered automatically.