COP7 finalized the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) rules, but left many important public participation elements open to further elaboration by the Parties and the CDM Executive Board (EB). While some important public participation provisions were strengthened at COP7, stakeholders’ access to information and opportunities to comment on CDM projects remain limited in both frequency and scope. The list below
highlights areas in which the CDM rules must be strengthened to ensure adequate public participation. A summary chart follows and provides an inventory of all public participation-related provisions in the CDM.
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