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During its 60th meeting, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board approved the first top-down developed large-scale afforestation/reforestation methodology, as well as five new small-scale methodologies.

15 April 2011: The report of the 60th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board, which was held from 11-15 April 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand, is now available.

During the meeting, the Board considered matters relating to the operation of CDM projects, including: accreditation of operational entities; methodologies for baselines and monitoring plans; CDM afforestation and reforestation projects; small-scale CDM projects; CDM programmes of activities; registration of CDM projects; issuance of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) and the CDM registry; CDM management plan and resources for the work on the CDM; regional and sub-regional distribution of projects and capacity building; relations with designated operational and applicant entities; and relations with stakeholders, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

Regarding CDM afforestation and reforestation (A/R) projects, the Board approved the first top-down developed large-scale A/R methodology, “afforestation and reforestation of lands other than wetlands.” With regard to small-scale CDM projects, the Board approved five new small-scale methodologies: “Transportation energy efficiency activities installing digital tachograph systems to commercial freight transport fleets;” “Methane emission reduction by adjusted water management practice in rice cultivation;” “Solar water heating systems (SWH);” “Demand-side activities for efficient outdoor and street lighting technologies;” and “Low greenhouse gas emitting water purification systems.”

With reference to the request by the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP/MOP) in its Decision 3/CMP.1 that decisions of the Board be made available in all six official UN languages, the Board, taking into account cost-effectiveness, agreed to translate summaries of its meeting reports into the six UN official languages and requested the Secretariat to take necessary actions in this regard. The Board took note that these translations will not be part of the official documentation of the Board. [Publication: EB60 Report]

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