The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre, will organize the "Third Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Asia and the Pacific" on 18-20 July 2012. The Workshop will be hosted by the Government of the Philippines and will be held in ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines. This will take place immediately after the Asia Pacific DNA Training organized by the UNFCCC secretariat on 16-17 July 2012.
The workshop aims to promote and support CDM project activities in countries currently hosting fewer than 10 registered projects, in line with the decisions of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol on improving the regional and sub-regional distribution of CDM projects. The workshop is a platform for participants to cross-share best practices and key lessons from their experiences to date, enhance their knowledge on the latest CDM modalities (e.g. Programme of Activities and Standardized Baselines), and discuss technical, financial, and policy issues specific to their projects with the resource persons. In addition to plenary and breakout sessions, ADB with support from UNFCCC secretariat will offer one-on-one project consultations with interested project developers on 17-18 July 2012.
The workshop is the third of a series targeting participation from countries with less than 10 registered CDM projects in Asia and the Pacific with focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Participants include government officials from CDM Designated National Authorities (DNAs) and other ministries/departments relevant to low-carbon development, project developers and sponsors, Designated Operational Entities (DOEs), and other experts working on both carbon markets and development finance. We are pleased to invite project developers, sponsors and CDM experts in the Asia and the Pacific region to join the workshop. Selection of participants will be on a first-come, first-serve basis assessed against venue capacity and geographical balance. To register please email Ms. Alma Cañarejo <email@example.com> with copy to Ms. Anna Liza Cinco <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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