Monitoring and verifying programmes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

KfW, through its PoA Support Center Germany, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI), has published the "MRV Manual for CDM Programme of Activities". The Center supports Programme of Activities (PoAs) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) during their early stages. The aim is to demonstrate their feasibility and cost-effectiveness, thus creating incentives for private investors.

The document is ready for download (external PDF, 1,64 MB)

The manual is intended to assist practitioners to navigate through the pitfalls of monitoring and verification of PoAs under the CDM. The included set of pitfalls and in particular the recommendations given for their avoidance and mitigation, provides hands-on guidance to improve the implementation and operation of PoAs.