Roles & Responsibilities
The Tech Team's responsibility is to develop a minimum of 20 pro-poor CDM Projects by grassroots NGOs so that they access carbon revenues to undertake sustainable development activities in the next 3 years.
They assist, guide and handhold to bring their chosen CDM Projects to fruition. To this end, together with the respective NGO leadership and their Primary/Secondary Stakeholders:
- Scan the local potential for developing CDM Project(s) at each grassroots NGO by exploring possible technologies, methodologies, business plans, etc.
- Set up a CDM Preparation Team/Staff at the grassroots NGO, explain the true potential of carbon resources, project preparation tasks and responsibilities, time targets, managerial requirements, transaction cost (including sunk costs), risks involved, project life span, implementation/monitoring phases, etc.
- Assist the grassroots NGO to implement a digitized monitoring system for the proposed CDM Project by collecting and entering information on the designated project area and demographic data on each participating family.
- Make a literature scan, examine the data and methodology, and design a format for a Baseline Study that meets the requirement of the UNFCCC and DoE. This Baseline will cover issues of Additionality, Investment Barriers, Leakage and MS Excel sheet based calculations of Emission Reductions.
- Develop the Monitoring & Verification Protocol as per the methodology requirements of the UNFCCC.
- Develop Draft Carbon Revenue Sharing Agreements that meets moral and ethical standards between the Project Proponent and Participating Families.
- Detail the Project Implementation Plan in a participatory manner with the total involvement and ownership of Primary and Secondary Stakeholders.
This must include Organisational Setup, Project Management, Quality Control, Maintenance & Servicing Plan, system for dealing with Emergencies, etc.
- Draft an End User Agreement that clearly delineates the roles and responsibilities of Primary Stakeholders (End Users) and Secondary Stakeholders (Project Proponent).
- Prepare the Project Design Document (PDD).
- Advise in selecting a Validator.
The final choice of DoE, validation fee and terms of payment, etc. will purely and solely be the responsibility of the grassroots NGO (Project Proponent).
Project Proponents will, however, indicate that the Tech Team are the CDM Consultant to deal with the DoE and DNA in day to day working matters related to the development of the PDD.
- Prepare the Project Information Note (PIN), submit documents for Host Country Approval, and attend meetings of the DNA to present the project
- Reply to queries raised in the Global Stakeholder Consultation
- Assist in the actual validation of the PDD through site visits, desk reviews, office meetings, respond to CAR's and CL's, etc.
- Submit the validated PDD for registration with the Executive Board of the UNFCCC. In case of review by the E.B., provide replies and clarifications to the UNFCCC and DoE.
- After UNFCCC registration, the Tech Team will have absolutely no role whatsoever, directly or indirectly, in an official or personal capacity, in the negotiation of ERPA with a Carbon Investor — these will solely and exclusively be the prerogative of the Project Proponent.
Members of the Technical Team cannot, under any circumstances, include themselves either as Project Proponents or as Modality for Communication.
- Where they qualify for Gold Standard, assist the grassroots NGO to conduct Stakeholder Meetings and implement a public scrutiny of the proposed CDM Project.
- Obtain Gold Standard registration for projects that contribute to sustainable development — i.e. prepare the GSF PDD, conduct/record Stakeholder Meetings, and see through GS Validation.