UNDP/UNFCCC Training on Activities and Baselines for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

6 May 2013. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) aims to stimulate sustainable development and emission reductions in developing countries, while giving industrialized countries flexibility in how they can meet their emission reduction targets. In order to build capacity on how to develop this mechanism in Africa, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Service Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat are organising a Training Programme of Activities and Standardized Baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism to be held in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, from 30 June to 2 July 2013.

The workshop aims to gather current and potential African Coordinating and Managing Entities (CMEs) and African Standardized Baseline developers to participate in the Programme of Action (PoA) training. The objective of this training workshop is to strengthen the capabilities of current and potential CMEs and Designated National Authorities in Africa on developing and implementing Programmes of Actions (PoAs) and Standardized Baselines. The training focuses on the latest PoA and Standardized Baseline guidelines and standards, and potential sectors where PoAs and Standardized Baselines can be effectively applied by using practical case studies and linkages with other policy instruments. This workshop is an opportunity for practitioners in the region to discuss experiences on how PoAs can be designed and managed more innovatively and how Standardized Baselines can offer the potential of simplifying and streamlining project development.

For more information regarding this training workshop, please contact Ms. Helene Gichenje, helene.gichenje@undp.org.