Executive Board streamlines CDM processes

Third-party assessors - Designated Operating Entities (DOEs) - will now be subject to random testing in an effort to speed up their accreditation of projects. The new standard has enabled the EB to almost double its certification services for the 15 types of projects covered under the CDM.

Lack of certification service was raised as a concern at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Poznan in December last year.

Other improvements to the CDM process were also discussed at the EB me