CDM Programme of Activities

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CDM

PoA

CPA

CPA

CPA

CPA

What is a Programme of Activities?

Definition:
A
programme of activities (
PoA
) is a voluntary coordinated
action by a private or public entity which coordinates and implements
any policy/measure or stated goal (i.e. incentive schemes and voluntary
programmes), which leads to anthropogenic GHG emission reductions
or net anthropogenic greenhouse gas removals by sinks that are
additional to any that would occur in the absence of the
PoA
, via an
unlimited number of CDM programme activities (CPAs).


A Program of Activities (
PoA
) provides the organizational and
methodological framework for component project activities (CPAs) with
the same stated goal to operate within a single registered CDM program
activity.



PoAs

operate at two levels:

-
The
program level and the CPA level. The program level provides
the organizational structure governing the eligibility, operation,
monitoring and crediting of individual CPAs included within the
PoA
.


-
The
CPA level consists of individual CPAs which are the specific
measures through which emissions reductions are generated.
Multiple CPAs can be included under a
PoA

at the time of
registration and additional CPAs can be added at any point in the life
of the
PoA
.


Requirements for a Programme of Activities


In general, project activities under a
PoA

must demonstrate real,
additional and measurable emission reductions or removals attributable to
the
PoA


Requirements of the policy, measure or stated goal


-

that action taken to achieve it must result in GHG emission



reductions
or net anthropogenic greenhouse gas removals by
sinks



which are additional to any that would occur in the absence of the



PoA



Mandatory policies and measures


-

The requirement that a
PoA

be a "voluntary action by the



coordinating/managing
entity" means that in general it is not
possible



to register a
PoA

where a mandatory policy or regulation requires
the



entity to undertake the actions involved and that mandatory standard



or
policy is enforced.

What is a CPA?


A CPA is a project activity under a
PoA
. A CPA is a single, or a set of
interrelated measure(s), to reduce GHG emissions or result in net
anthropogenic greenhouse gas removals by sinks, applied within a
designated area defined in the baseline methodology/
ies
.



Each
CPA shall be uniquely identified, defined and localized in an
unambiguous manner including the exact start and end date of the
crediting period, by providing, at the stage it is added to the registered
PoA
, the information required by the registered
PoA

(EB 32, Annex
38, paragraph 9
).



Multiple CPAs can be included under a Programme of Activities (
PoA
)
at the time of registration and additional CPAs can be added at any
point in the life of the Programme of Activities

What is the role of the coordinating/managing

entity(CME)?


An entity authorized by all participating host country DNAs involved
in a particular
PoA

and nominated
statement
as the entity that
communicates with the Board and the secretariat, including on
matters relating to the distribution of
CERs.

Obligations of the CME


development of a
PoA

Design Document (CDM
-
POA
-
DD
)


development of the
PoA
-
specific CDM CPA Design Document
(CDM
-
CPA
-
DD
)


obtaining letters of approval for implementation of the
PoA

from each
Hosty

Party and Annex I Party involved in the
PoA
;


submission of the above design documents to a DOE;


during the life of the
PoA
, maintenance of all monitoring reports of all
CPAs in accordance with record keeping systems outlined in the
CDM
-
POA
-
DD;



What is a design document?



The Programme of Activities (
PoA
) Design Document (CDM
-
POA
-
DD) is the key document involved in the validation and registration of
a
PoA
. It is one of the three documents required for a
PoA

to be
registered, along with the validation report from the designated
operational entity (DOE) and the letter of approval from the
designated national authority (DNA).


What is
additionality
?



In the context of a Programme of Activities (
PoA
), the requirement of
additionality

means that both the
PoA

itself and each component
project activity (CPA) would not have been implemented, or would
not have been implemented to the same extent, without registration
under the CDM.




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