What is a Designated Operational Entity (DOE)?

  • A Designated Operational Entity under the CDM
    • Is either a domestic legal entity or an international organization accredited and designated, on a provisional basis until confirmed by the CMP, by the Executive Board (EB).
    • has two key functions:
      • It validates and subsequently requests registration of a proposed CDM project activity which will be considered valid after 8 weeks if no request for review was made.
      • It verifies emission reduction of a registered CDM project activity, certifies as appropriate and requests the Board to issue Certified Emission Reductions accordingly. The issuance will be considered final 15 days after the request is made unless a request of review is made.                                
  • An operational entity shall:
    • (a) Be a legal entity (either a domestic legal entity or an international organization) and provide documentation of this status;
    • (b) Employ a sufficient number of persons having the necessary competence to perform validation, verification and certification functions relating to the type, range and volume of work performed, under a responsible senior executive;
    • (c) Have the financial stability, insurance coverage and resources required for its activities;
    • (d) Have sufficient arrangements to cover legal and financial liabilities arising from its activities;
    • The central feature of the Kyoto Protocol is its requirement that countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. By setting such targets, emission reductions took on economic value. To help countries meet their emission targets, and to encourage the private sector and developing countries to contribute to emission reduction efforts, negotiators of the Protocol included three market-based mechanisms – Emissions Trading, the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation

What is a CDM?

What is the Kyoto Protocol?