- Rwanda DNA
- Climate Change
- Clean Development Mechanism
- Voluntary Carbon Market
- Carbon Market in Rwanda
- Project Approval Procedures
The below sustainable development criteria are used to evaluate CDM projects in Rwanda. The sustainable development criteria are organized in four categories:
1. Fundamental principles,
2. Environmental good practice,
3. Social aspects ,
4. Economic benefits.
Within these categories, there are “mandatory criteria” and “other relevant criteria.”
In order to receive a Letter of Approval, the project developer must demonstrate that all of the mandatory criteria are met. The mandatory criteria include all of the fundamental principles which discuss crucial principles of all projects in Rwanda. In addition, in the sustainable development checklist, at least one “other relevant criterion” from two of the three remaining categories – environmental good practice, social aspects and economic benefits – is met. This could be demonstrating, for instance, one environmental criterion and one economic criterion or one social and one economic criterion. In order to demonstrate each criterion, a concise but sufficiently detailed explanation of the plan of implementation of the criterion must be provided. Please limit each explanation to a maximum of 100 words. The implementation plan will be carefully considered in deciding whether the criterion is met or not. Any necessary reference documentation should be provided. Each time a verification of the project is conducted, an updated sustainable development checklist must be provided to the DNA , demonstrating how the sustainable development criteria are being met once the project is operating.
For more Information Download the Project Sustainable Development Criteria Documents