What is the CDM Executive Board (EB)?

The CDM Executive Board (EB) supervises the CDM, under the authority and guidance of the Conference of Parties/Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. The EB is the technical committee of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The EB is responsible for registering CDM project activities and for the operationalization of accreditation procedures and standards. Additionally, the EB is in charge of issuing CERs in accordance to the verification reports made by the Designated Operational Entity (DOE) and allocating the CERs into the Kyoto Protocol registry accounts. The Board comprises 10 experts drawn from the parties to the Kyoto Protocol as follows: one representative from each of the five United Nations regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central Eastern Europe and OECD), two representatives from Annex I and Non- Annex I countries respectively and one representative from the small island developing states. There are also 10 alternatives to the EB. The EB elects its own Chair and Vice Chair, with one being a member from an Annex I country and one from a non-Annex I country.

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