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CDM news:

In December 3 new CDM projects were submitted: 2 solar PV project India, and 1 wind project in Vietnam.

One CDM projects got its registration action in December. The total number of registered CDM projects are 7846 or 93% of the 8412 of the CDM projects that are alive. 12 projects are deregistered. 563 projects are still at validation.

For 2381 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validation, and for 279 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 280 projects were rejected by the EB, and 64 projects were withdrawn.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 2048 MCERs, this is an increase of 2.3 MCERs compared to last month. 3249 registered projects have now got issuance. The average issuance success is 82.0%.

Voluntary cancellation of CERs has now increased to 71.9 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 25.9 MCERs. In Colombia a carbon tax can be avoided by buying voluntary cancellation, which has reached 5.2 MCERs.

JI news:

The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, running from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 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 December 2020 so the second commitment period will come into effect on the very last day of the commitment period, i.e. on 31 December 2020. It look therefore likely that there will be no time to make new JI projects.

PoA news:

No new PoAs were submitted in December:

34 New CPAs were submitted for:

1 new CPA was submitted for ref=9638: "Congo (DRC) Improved Cook Stoves program",

1 new CPA was submitted for ref=10004: "City of Cape Town Landfill Gas Extraction and Utilisation Programme",

1 new CPA was submitted for ref=10053: "Empowering DRC communities through the use of Improved Cook Stoves",

19 new CPAs were submitted for ref=10375: "EnKing International Renewable Energy POA",

3 new CPS were submitted for ref=10411: "Senegal Rural Electrification Program",

1 new CPA was submitted for ref=10415: "Clean Energy Program Supported by Republic of Korea",

7 new CPAs were submitted for ref=10443: "Madagascar Improved Cookstove Project by KCM,

1 new CPA was submitted for ref=10517: "Programme for development of Biomass Industrial Thermal Heat Generation Supported by the Republic of Korea.

Subtracting the 73 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 6 PoAs withdrawn, and the 31 resubmitted PoAs we now have 484 PoAs in the Pipeline: 144 at validation, 2 have requested registration, and 336 are registered.

In total 2823 CPAs exist hosted by 75 countries.

The total issuance from the 82 PoAs with issuance is now 32.1 MCERs.


This is a new Pipeline we have constructed. It can also be downloaded from the CDMPipeline web-site.

It 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:

The total number of NAMAs is 190 (2 NAMAs were withdrawn, and 2 was resubmitted).

The total support offered is 164 MUS$ only 1.1% of the total support requested of 14767 MUS$, and the total cost for the NAMAs is 71092 MUS$.

NDC & PledgePipeline news:

Available at:

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.

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 261 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 the new cooperate initiative: Net-Zero Asset Owners Alliance

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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