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CDM project-specific letters to governments

Open letter calling Panama’s Environment Minister for the withdrawal of Barro Blanco’s registration under the Clean Development Mechanism

. . Dear Minister Endara, We, the undersigned, urge you to withdraw Panama’s letter of approval for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric project to be registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), in light of the severe environmental and human harms it is causing. As adopted by the CDM Executive Board at its 76th meeting, the […] more »

Open Letter to the President of Panama: Immediate suspension of test flooding in Barro Blanco

Dear President Varela, We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned for the personal safety and security of the Ngäbe communities, affected by the Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, who are determined to stay and defend their sacred lands, regardless of the ongoing flooding. We urge you to protect their life and their integrity and […] more »

Barro Blanco: take urgent action to ensure that the Ngäbe are free from repression and eviction

We are receiving reports from our partners in the Ngäbe indigenous territories of Panama that they are being threatened to be evicted without their consent this week. We fear this eviction makes way for completion of the Barro Blanco dam – a project registered under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism and financed by German and Dutch […] more »

Letter to UNFCCC Delegates: Recommendations on CDM and JI currently under discussion at SBI

Dear delegate,  As the climate negotiations in Bonn are under way, I am pleased to share our recommendations for the review of the modalities and procedures for the clean development mechanism and the position of the Climate Action Network on the revision of the joint implementation guidelines, which are currently being discussed under SBI. Please feel free to contact […] more »

OPEN LETTER [to French Ministry] regarding authorization and approval letter for CDM project 2716 “Grid connected energy efficient power generation”

16 October 2013 Dear Mr Laurent, The undersigned organisations are writing to you regarding the authorization and approval letters for CDM project 2716 “Grid connected energy efficient power generation” issued in June 2011. The authorization and approval letters allow EDF Trading to participate in the aforementioned CDM project activity. However, on 13 August 2013, the […] more »

Submission to public call for input to NCDMA: Specific criteria for the assessment of the sustainable development / monitoring plan for sharing of 2% CERs

The Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and CDM Watch welcomed the opportunity to provide comments to the public call for input launched by NCDM on acquiring specific criteria for the assessment of the sustainable development / monitoring plan for the sharing of 2% of CERs.

Open letter to Honduran DNA: Approval of Project 3197, Aguán biogas recovery from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME)

Letter to Honduran Minister for Environment The undersigned organisations wish to express their deepest concerns regarding CDM Project 3197 situated in the Bajo Aguan Valley. According to information provided by the courts and district attorneys of Tocoa and Trujillo, the Special Attorney for Human Rights, public statements of other state departments, journalists and media in […] more »

EU Parliamentary Question: Human rights violations related to Emissions Trading Scheme

Question for written answer to the European Commission by EP Bas Eickhout (Greens, NL) on human rights abuses with respect to the CDM project “Aguán biogas recovery from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) ponds and biogas utilisation”. See question and answer: more »

Open Letter to UK: UK Government must withdraw authorisation for Aguan and Lean CDM projects linked to assassinations and other human rights abuses in Honduras

The signatories to the letter call on the UK Government to immediately withdraw authorisation for the proposed CDM project “Aguan biogas recovery from Palm Oil Mill Effluent ponds and biogas utilisation” by Exportadora del Atlantico in Honduras. Authorisation for EDF Trading to purchase CDM credits (CERs) from this project was granted by the UK Government on 3rd June 2009, shortly before the military coup. more »