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China-France Workshop on Initiation of the Project of Capacity Building for Clean Development Mechanism

On February 9-10, 2006, ¡°China-France Workshop on Initiation of the Project of Capacity Building for Clean Development Mechanism" was conducted in Kunming, Yunnan Province jointly by Office of Global Environmental Affairs of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Office of the National Coordination Committee on Climate Change of the National Development and Reform Commission and French Development Agency.

This Workshop aims to discuss the framework and activity design for the capacity building project for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and evaluate the potential of CDM projects in the 4 provinces and autonomous regions in Southwest China and study their needs for the establishment of CDM technical service centers and expert teams.

The China-France CDM Capacity Building Project lasting for about 2 years aims at establishing CDM technical service centers and local expert teams respectively in the 4 provinces and autonomous regions in Southwest China where major CDM project potentials exist and improving their capacity for developing CDM projects. The project plans to develop 1 to 2 CDM Project Design Documents (PDD) and 10 CDM Project Idea Notes (PIN) and, through project development, introduce advanced technologies and fund from France.