International Rivers' Comments on Draft EU Rules for Assessing WCD Compliance

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Large hydro projects (>20 MW) that generate Clean Development Mechanism credits that are used in the European Emissions Trading System (ETS), need to comply with the World Commission on Dams’ recommendations, according to the EU’s Linking Directive. The European Commission is currently drafting guidelines for EU member states on how to assess WCD compliance.

In May 2008, the European Commission shared a draft paper and WCD compliance report with some stakeholders, including International Rivers, and requested comments. Please find below a link to International Rivers’ comments on the drafts. For a copy of the draft paper and compliance report, please contact the European Commission, DG Environment, Emissions Trading.