It also contains the new and the approved baseline & monitoring methodologies, a list of DOE’s and several analyses.

The UNEP Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Overview has its own web-site: This web-site contains the main graphs and tables from the CDM and the JI spreadsheets. It makes it easier for the user to find the analysis and to print them.

CDM news

In October 98 new CDM projects entered the Pipeline.

The issuance of CERs in October was 10.2 MCERs.

Our projection for the number of CERs issued until the end of 2012 decreased from 976 MCERs to 954 MCERs. Of the 114 MCERs on the issuance waiting list the 77 MCERs are from projects with issuance requests under various stages of completeness check by the UNFCCC Secretariat.

The amount of CERs issued is now 450 Million CERs. The average issuance success is 96.2%. Only 802 out of the 2463 registered CDM projects have had issuance of CERs.

The share of projects that have requested registration that is registered automatically is increasing, meaning that the time delay from the review cycle is decreasing.

The CDM Pipeline now contains 5619 CDM projects after subtracting the 762 CDM projects where the DOEs terminated validation, the 162 where the DOEs gave a negative validation, the 173 projects rejected by the EB, and the 51 withdrawn projects. 207 are in the registration process.

One new PoA was submitted in October increasing the number of PoAs to 59:
“Sichuan Rural Poor-Household Biogas Development Programme” in China
Table 5 on the “Approved Methods” sheet show that now any SSC type III:
Methane avoidance methodology can be combined with any SSC type I:
Generation of renewable energy methodology in a PoA.

We welcome Serbia to the CDMPipeline with the projects “Ljubovija wood biomass cogeneration project”

We are presently working close with the UNFCCC Secretariat to ensure that our CDMPipeline include exactly the same projects as the UNFCCC database. This means finding all the “doubles”. We are now close to have a one to one correspondence between the two systems. Due to this activity some doubles were found and couple together and a few forgotten projects were added.

In order not to confuse people (CCS projects are not eligible for CDM), we have changed the name of the type “CO2 Capture” to “CO2 usage”. This type now have two sub-type: “CO2 recycling” which contains the 3 old projects where CO2 is recycled from waste gas from an industrial process instead of being produced from combustion of fossil fuels; and “CO2 replacement” where CO2 is replaced with another gas (this sub-type is introduced in order to accommodate the new proposed small scale methodology SSC-NM60: “Emission avoidance by replacing the use of CO2 as Filler Bowl Counter Pressure in the Filling Operations with N2 in a Beverage Industry”.

We have added a new chart to the “MethCharts” page: Chart 5 showing the time it take to get a new methodology approved/rejected for: Large-scale CDM projects, Small-scale CDM projects and A/R CDM. This was possible after we have added information to the proposed new Small-scale methodologies and A/R methodologies in the “Methods” and the “A-R Methods” pages on how long time it took to be approved or rejected for each proposed methodology. The graph shows that the average approval time is 296 days for a full scale methodology, 188 days for a small-scale methodology, and 367 days for an A/R methodology.

JI news

In October one track 1 project from the Czech Republic was submitted and 4 track 2 projects (3 in Ukraine and 1 in Russia).

We found the first issuance for a programmatic project (in JI Track 1).

Joergen Fenhann, Rasmus Antonsen, Frederik Staun and Maryna Karavai

UNEP Risoe Centre
Phone: (+45) 40 20 27 89
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