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Key Information about CDM in China

Since the Government of China passed the Interim Regulations for CDM in June 2004, and with the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol and on-going support from donor countries in capacity building measures, China has seen a surge in CDM activity. China is already the top destination for global foreign direct investment and has huge potential for mitigating greenhouse gases in all sectors. DESIGNATED NATIONAL AUTHORITY (DNA)

Focal Point: National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
Contact: Gao Guangsheng, Director General, Office of National Coordination Committee for Climate Change, NDRC
Email: or
Official Website: NATIONAL CDM BOARD:
Main Responsibilities: Review and approval CDM application submitted by the project owner

Board Members:
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC, Co-Chair)
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, Co-Chair)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA, Vice Chair)
State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA)
China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
Ministry of Finance (MoF)
Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) PRIORITY AREAS:
The priority areas for CDM projects in China: energy efficiency improvement, development and utilization of new and renewable energy, and methane recovery and utilization.


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