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Validation and Monitoring of CDM/JI-Projects

Validation is an assessment of the design of a greenhouse gas emission reduction project. Validation is a requirement for all JI/CDM projects. Within this validation it is assessed whether the project - if implemented as planned - will fulfil the JI/CDM requirements and generate tradable credits.

The validation needs to be carried out by an independent operational entity, i.e. a third party certifier.

During the validation, an operational entity like TÜV NORD CERT GmbH will analyse the project design document (PDD) and other associated documents and information. These include:

The validation also includes background investigation and interviews with project participants and local stake-holders.

As part of the assessment, the project design document is made available for public comments through website.

Following a successful validation, the operational entity will send a request in the form of a validation report along with written approval from CDM project host country to CDM Executive Board for registration. CDM Executive Board is overseeing the CDM business worldwide. Registration is the prerequisite for later veri-fication, certification and issuance of certified emission reductions (CERs) of that project activity. In case of JI projects the JI Supervisory Committee is about to be formed.

After implementation, verification/certification of the registered project is carried out at regular intervals by an operational entity.

The list of the projects validated/verified/certified by TÜV NORD CERT GmbH may be found at https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/projsearch.html (Advanced Search -> sort by DOE TÜV NORD CERT GmbH) or http://cdmpipeline.org/publications/CDMpipeline.xlsx (Tab "CDM_Projects", sort by Validator / Verifier).

Requests for Proposals

Requests for proposals may be directed to the following dedicated e-mail address:

Alternatively any of the staff listed in the contact information table (see Contacts) may be approached as well.

In case of validations of normal or PoA validations the request for information forms

- S01-F051 (for normal scale CDM projects)

- S01-F048 (for PoA validations)

may be used. These forms are available for download on the website www.global-warming.de.

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