Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Information

The CDM Process

The process of getting carbon income from a project through the CDM mechanism is as follows:
read more

CDM Background

The Clean Development Mechanism is an emissions trading mechanism embodied in the Kyoto Protocol. It allows developing countries to establish projects and sell Carbon Credits to industrialized countries with specific commitments to reduce emissions.
read more

CDM in Africa

As at the start of May 2008, there were 1051 CDM projects registered worldwide, with only 25 of these (2.4%) hosted in Africa.
read more

Additionality

Additionality is one of the critical conditions of the CDM and needs to be clearly explained by project developers.
read more

CDM Guidelines

Download guidelines on CDM methodologies, development and finance.
read more

Global Warming

Global warming is the increase in global temperatures caused by the emission of greenhouse gases that trap the sun's heat in the Earth's atmosphere.
read more

Kyoto Protocol

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Parties to the convention met annually until 1997, when the Kyoto Protocol was signed.
read more