Sustainable Development co-Benefits tool
The SD Tool is a user-friendly survey used to
create a detailed report describing the Sustainable Development co-Benefits of
CDM projects and programmes of activities (PoAs) for submission to the UNFCCC
secretariat for publication online.
The SD Tool is available to CDM project
participants and coordinating/managing entities for use on a voluntary basis.
The published reports are available to everyone online.
Step 1: Request Access
participants (PPs) and coordinating/managing entities (CMEs) can request access
to the tool using the button below. The secretariat will respond to your
request via email.
you are waiting for a reply from the secretariat, take time to study how to
report using the Sustainable Development co-Benefit indicators. Information can
be found in the SD Tool user guide and in already-published SDC description reports. Use the
information to guide your collection of the qualitative and quantitative data
you will use to describe the co-benefits of your CDM activity.
Step 2: Complete
receiving your request, the secretariat will configure the SD Tool to suit your
CDM project or PoA. Thereafter a hyperlink will be emailed to you to access the
SD Tool, and then you can complete the survey to describe the co-benefits of
your project activity or PoA.
will have access to the tool for your specific project or PoA for the duration
of its life. This means you can update the information about the co-benefits
being realized from the activity at any time.
Step 3: Submit
When you have completed the survey,
click the submit button. This will generate your project’s Sustainable
Development co-Benefits (SDC) description report. The secretariat will check to
make sure that all of the fields in the survey have been filled and then
publish the report on this site.
Step 4: Promote
You can use the SDC description report to promote the Sustainable Development co-Benefits of your CDM project activity or PoA.
*For an alternative to using the online SD Tool, please complete the word document here.