Third Auction Eligibility Criteria

For its third auction, the PAF will accept emission reductions that comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Emission Reductions Eligibility
  2. Eligible Methodologies
  3. Ineligible Methodologies (Adipic Acid)
  4. Eligible Countries
  5. Eligible Generation / Issuance Period
  6. Sub-Auctions &Abatement Project’s Operational Status before the Auction Date
  7. Environmental, Health & Safety and Social Criteria (EHS), and Integrity Criteria

A.  Certified Emission Reductions Eligibility

To be eligible to exercise the put option, a qualified emission reduction (ER) must satisfy all of these six criteria at the time of exercise:

  • Be a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Certified Emission Reduction (CER) or a Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Verified Carbon Unit (VCU)
  • Not be subject to a purchase agreement contract with a third-party
  • Originate from a project or program of activities that uses methodologies listed in the eligible methodologies table
  • Originate from a project or program of activities in a host country or countries listed in the eligible countries table
  • Have a CDM or VCS Issued Date and a Monitoring Period that are compliant with the Eligible Generation / Issuance Periods
  • Be accompanied by a passing Environmental, Health & Safety and Social (EHS), and Integrity report from the project or program of activities from which it originated

B.  Eligible Methodologies

The emission reductions must be Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) or Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Verified Carbon Units (VCUs), from a project or program of activities that uses one of the methodologies listed in the table below. Projects using a combination of methodologies listed below are also eligible as long as all are included in the table below:

CDM Methodologies
AM0028  AM0034  AM0051  ACM0019 
VCS Methodologies
VCS projects in the N2O sector use the CDM methodologies listed above

C.  Ineligible Methodologies

Emission reductions from a project or program of activities using the following methodology relating to adipic acid are specifically excluded:

CDM Methodology
AM0021

D.  Eligible Countries

The emission reduction must originate from a CDM or VCS project or program of activities that has all of its host countries listed in the Eligible Countries table below:

Afghanistan  Egypt  Malawi  Serbia 
Albania El Salvador  Malaysia Seychelles 
Algeria  Equatorial Guinea  Maldives  Sierra Leone 
Angola  Eritrea  Mali  Solomon Islands
Antigua and Barbuda Ethiopia  Marshall Islands  Somalia 
Argentina  Fiji  Mauritania  South Africa 
Armenia  Gabon  Mauritius  South Sudan 
Azerbaijan  Gambia, The  Mexico  Sri Lanka 
Bangladesh  Georgia Micronesia Sudan 
Belize Ghana  Moldova  Suriname 
Benin  Grenada Mongolia Swaziland 
Bhutan  Guatemala  Montenegro Syria 
Bolivia  Guinea  Morocco  Tajikistan 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Guinea-Bissau  Mozambique  Tanzania 
Botswana  Guyana  Myanmar Thailand 
Brazil  Haiti  Namibia  Timor-Leste
Burkina Faso Honduras Nepal  Togo 
Burundi  India  Nicaragua  Tonga 
Cambodia  Indonesia  Niger  Trinidad and Tobago 
Cameroon  Iran  Nigeria  Tunisia 
Cape Verde  Iraq  Pakistan  Turkmenistan
Central African Republic Jamaica Palau  Tuvalu
Chad  Jordan  Panama  Uganda 
Chile  Kazakhstan Papua New Guinea  Uruguay 
Colombia  Kenya  Paraguay  Uzbekistan 
Comoros  Kiribati   Peru  Vanuatu 
Congo, Dem Rep of Kyrgyzstan  Philippines  Venezuela 
Congo, Rep of Laos  Rwanda  Vietnam 
Costa Rica  Lebanon  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Yemen 
Côte d'Ivoire Lesotho  Saint Lucia Zambia 
Djibouti  Liberia  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Zimbabwe 
Dominica  Libya  Samoa   
Dominican Republic Macedonia  São Tomé and Príncipe   
Ecuador  Madagascar  Senegal   

E.  Eligible Generation / Issuance Period

In the third auction, the winners will receive PAFERNs that may be redeemed in full or in part on three consecutive Optional Delivery Dates or a final Maturity Date. The emission reductions must adhere to the timeline below:

  Optional Delivery Maturity
Date Nov. 29, 2017 Nov. 29, 2018 Nov. 27, 2019 Nov. 30, 2020
Eligible Monitoring Period (CER) or Vintage Period (VCU) start date Any date on or after the Auction Date

F.  Segments:  "New Segment" and "Open Segment"

The PAF will issue PAFERNs specific to two auction segments: the “New Segment" and the "Open Segment."

The New Segment will sell PAFERNs that may be redeemed with eligible emission reductions from N2O abatement projects that have not purchased abatement technology before the Auction Date, meaning that the date on which the abatement Project first purchases a secondary or tertiary catalyst or abatement equipment at an existing host site must be at the earliest on the Auction Date. To determine the First Abatement Technology Purchase Date, a DOE will determine through Project records the date of the purchase of the Abatement Technology. 

The Open Segment will sell PAFERNs that may be redeemed with eligible emission reductions generated after the auction date from N2O abatement projects that exist at the time of the auction or that are the result of new investments.

G.  Environmental, Health & Safety and Social Criteria (EHS), and Integrity Criteria

The emission reductions must originate from a CDM or VCS project or program of activities that has received a passing Environmental, Health & Safety and Social (EHS), and Integrity report from a Designated Operational Entity (DOE) accredited at the time of the report. The report has to be dated no more than 608 days prior to the Optional Delivery Date, should the Optional Delivery Date be utilized, or the Maturity Date. If multiple Optional Delivery Dates are utilized, at each Optional Delivery Date a passing EHS report is to be delivered that is dated no more than 608 days prior.

The complete Environmental, Health & Safety and Social Criteria (EHS), and Integrity Criteria can be found here >>EHS & Integrity Criteria

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Last update -- September, 2016