The validation process for a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project within the Kyoto Protocol consists in determining that the project activity complies wholly with the requirements established by the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. If the project activity meets all these requirements, the project is registered and is able to generate Certified Emissions Reductions in accordance with its operations.
Project activities are placed in 16 categories or sectors that are not directly related with specific industry sectors. Project developers are placed in sectors such as electric power generation, clinker and cement manufacturing, petrochemistry, oil refining, waste management, agroforestry, etc. The activity of financial institutions and international multilateral bodies is important.
AENOR is accredited as a Designated Operational Entity of the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol for sectors 1 through 15 in both validation and verification of emissions reduction. AENOR participates in the following project activities as Designated Operational Entity:
AENOR has published the following projects on its website for consultation by all interested parties until November 2008. After this date the projects have been published in UNFCCC website.