Carbon Market Watch

For fair and effective climate protection.

Project-specific Comments & Letters

Carbon Market Watch scrutinises carbon markets and advocates for fair and effective climate protection. Here you find links to Comments on Specific CDM Projects:

Public Comments on Projects

Before a project can be validated, the project information (in the form of the ‘project design document’ or PDD) is uploaded to the UNFCCC website so that global stakeholders can submit comments. This global stakeholder consultation lasts for 30 days. The validation is a crucial point in the project approval process for civil society actors. During this period, everyone can raise concerns to the validator (DOE) about whether the project meets the validation requirements and therefore, whether it should be approved. Carbon Market Watch sends weekly alerts about new projects under validation and provides guidance and support for civil society organisations that would like to submit comments during this 30-day period. For more information see your voice in the CDM.

Letters to the CDM Executive Board & UN

Once the official 30-day global stakeholder period is over, the CDM project cycle does not offer any more opportunities for public input. However, if auditors recommend registration of projects that have negative impacts or there are concerns about a project’s additionality, Carbon Market Watch directly communicates its concerns to the UNFCCC Secretariat and the CDM Executive Board.

Letters to Buyers & Investors

It is in the interest of buyers and investors that offset credits they purchase have environmental integrity and don’t do social harm. Carbon Market Watch therefore highlights issues and particularly problematic projects with offset buyers and CDM project investors.

Letters to Governments

Carbon Market Watch highlights issues and particularly problematic projects with host-country and buyer governments. Find below, in chronological order our letters to governments.