Climate Change Division, Government of Pakistan is the Designated National Authority for Clean Development Mechanism in Pakistan


   Clean Development Mechanism- Pakistan.

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was initiated under the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to explore cost- effective options to mitigate the impacts of climate change. It is one of the instruments that help the developing countries in achieving sustainable development, while at the same time contributes to the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC. CDM assists the developing countries to implement project activities that reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in return for generating Carbon Credits/ Certified Emission Reduction (CERs).

Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Kyoto Protocol on 11th January 2005, and thus became eligible to benefit from CDM. For this purpose the Ministry of Climate Change has been declared as the Designated National Authority (DNA). A CDM Cell has been established in August 2005 for providing technical and policy support to, including implementation of CDM Strategy,conduct awareness raising, enhancement of capacity for CDM project development, review of CDM projects for grant of approval by the DNA and to advise the Government in technical matters related to CDM in Pakistan.

Pakistan National Operational Strategy for CDM was approved by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in February 2006.The Strategy- provides policy guidance for implementation of CDM in Pakistan in line with national sustainable development goals. It is an incentive based Strategy which ensures efficiency and transparency. The Strategy defines institutional arrangement for implementation of CDM in Pakistan, tax and credit sharing policy and the Criteria grant of Host Country Approval to CDM projects.