Standardized Baseline (SB) Guidance Note

MDG Carbon published a Guidance Note for SBs, primarily intended for Designated National Authorities, Coordinating and Managing Entities, and consultants involved with the development of SBs. The Note focuses on the current UNFCCC rules and regulations (Standards and Guidelines) with an emphasis on establishing a Quality Management System. The objective of this document is to make SBs comprehensible and easy to implement thus promoting its wider application across a broad range of relevant sectors.

The Guidance Note can be downloaded here.

Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

Derisking Renewable Energy Investment introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers to quantitatively compare the impact of different public instruments to promote renewable energy. The report identifies the need to reduce the high financing costs for renewable energy in developing countries as an important task for policymakers acting today.
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Regional Training on PoAs and Standardized Baselines, 2-3 September 2013 in Manila, Phillipines

MDG Carbon and the UNFCCC co-organized a PoA and Standardized Baseline training workshop for DNAs, CMEs and other market participants. The training gathered practitioners and decision makers from project development and verification bodies and DNAs from across Asia, the Pacific and Eastern Europe.
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Addis Ababa to Improve Solid Waste Management Practices

The overall project to close the landfill will also introduce better management practices of municipal solid waste in Addis Ababa. This includes modern technology, sorting facilities for recycling and collection of municipal solid waste and the opening of a new landfill site under best practice management standards.
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MDG Carbon Sustainable Charcoal NAMA Study

In Uganda, MDG Carbon developed a National Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) study for the sustainable charcoal sector. Uganda can integrate the NAMA with other UNDP-implemented projects – for example, the Global Environment Facility-financed projects in the charcoal sector – which will address barriers to the adoption of improved production technologies and sustainable land management practices. The NAMA modality can provide the essential holistic framework for the improvement of the complete value chain in the charcoal sector.
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MDG Carbon and UNDP's Regional Environment Project Africa

have supported the development of a Standardized Baseline Assessment Report for Rural Off-Grid Electrification in sub-Saharan Africa.
The objective of this report is to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa, especially least developed countries, to improve their level of participation in the CDM, programmatic CDM, as well as next generation instruments by promoting the development of standardized baselines which simplify and streamline the project development process.
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In Focus

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'POA & BEYOND' - A NEW WEBINAR SERIES - jointly organised by MDG Carbon and the World Bank Institute Climate Change Practice.


The first session - Setting up PoAs - was held on October 17, 2013, the second session - Experiences from the field on December 3, 2013 and the third session - Measuring, Reporting and Verification - on February 5, 2014.

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