CDM - Clean Development Mechanism
The CDM allows emission-reduction (or emission removal) projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2. These CERs can be traded and sold, and used by industrialized countries to a meet a part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.
The projects must qualify through a rigorous and public registration and issuance process designed to ensure real, measurable and verifiable emission reductions that are additional to what would have occurred without the project. The mechanism is overseen by the CDM Executive Board, answerable ultimately to the countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol.
KBS is the first Indian entity accredited as a Designated Operational Entity (DOE) by CDM Executive Board for validation and verification in sectoral scope 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Currently, KBS portfolio has 300+ projects in CDM validation/verification worldwide including South Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. It has a vast experience in handling renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste heat recovery type projects covering a various technologies (solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal etc.) and scale (large & small).
For more details you may log on to http://cdm.unfccc.int/DOE/list/DOE.html?entityCode=E-0051
Validation / Verification / Certification