Clean Development Mechanisms - CDM

At KNCPC, we offer training on CDM to the public and private sector stakeholders in implementing activities under the CDM. Stakeholders potentially include government negotiators, designated national authorities, in-country government agencies in the fields of environment, energy, development and finance, local project developers, relevant NGOs, local financial institutions, and consulting firms

The mechanism stimulates sustainable development and emission reductions, while giving industrialized countries some flexibility in how they meet their emission reduction limitation targets. Since climate change is watchword for sustainable development, the Kenya National Cleaner production Centre (KNCPC) intends to remain as an engaged stakeholder in the CDM process with particular emphasis on  capacity building, aimed at achieving mutually beneficial outcomes that can help alleviate poverty, create additional incomes, conserve the environment and put the country towards the path of sustainability.

We have customized CDM courses and those that we offer to the public. The course covers following chapters:

  • Furthering sustainable development and emissions reductions
  • CDM project cycle
  • Developing project design document
  • Streamlined procedures for small scale projects and
  • Efficiency, transaction costs and supportive governance


The following types of GHG mitigation or sequestration projects and activities can be eligible for CDM:

  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Energy efficiency improvements - supply side and/or demand side
  • Fuel switching (e.g., coal to natural gas or coal to sustainable biomass)
  • Combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Emissions reduction from such industrial processes as manufacture of cement
  • Capture and destruction of GHGs other than methane (N2O, HFC, PFCs, and SF)
  • Emission reductions in the transport sector
  • Emission reductions in the agricultural sector
  • Afforestation and reforestation
  • Modernization of existing industrial units/equipment using less GHG intensive practices/technologies (retrofitting)
  • Expansion of existing plants using less GHG intensive-practices/technologies (Brownfield projects)
  • New construction using less GHG-intensive practices/technologies (Greenfield projects)


For further information on CDM visit United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change website for more information.



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