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Introduction of the Climate Change Programme of CEC

Date:2018/9/19 14:06:29

Column:Validation and Verification on GHG Emission Reductions

China Environmental United Certification Center Co., Ltd. (CEC) is the first Chinese organization which was accredited as a Designated Operational Entity (DOE) by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to perform validation and verification/certification under the UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The Climate Change Programme of CEC was established in June 2005 as a specialized operating unit within CEC for the validation/verification of GHG gases produced by organizations, programmes and products. 

CEC provides credible, independent, impartial, transparent and non-discriminable service for the whole society, to contribute to global climate change mitigation and sustainable development.  

CEC is accredited by UNFCCC CDM for CDM validation and verification/certification functions for the following sectoral scopes:

 

 



Organization Framework of Climate Change Programme, CEC



 

Responsibility: 

1. Impartiality Committee

The main functions and responsibilities of the committee include:

Ÿ   Approve the conflict of interest analysis and the mitigation measures as well as monitor and review the implementation of the systems to safeguard the impartiality.

Ÿ   Review annually the impartiality during validation and/or verification/certification process of projects, and compile yearly synthesize review report which should be included in the annual report prepared by CEC for submitting to EB.

Ÿ   Supervise the outcome of the complaints, disputes and appeals arisen from its operation and the validation and/or verification/certification functions to ensure the impartiality, credibility and objectiveness of CDM PA. Have access to all validation and/or verification/certification files or records and be able to review them, if needed. This committee needs not to intervene in or review each validation or verification/certification activity, but may need to review them in order to fulfill its mandate.

Ÿ   Listen to and review the annual activity report and the results from the management review.

Ÿ   Appointment of the leader and member for handling appeals panel, to deal with the appeal and make final decision.

 

2. General Manager

General Manager is responsible for CEC CDM DOE function. The responsibilities and terms of reference of the General Manager include:

•  To implement the laws, rules, sectoral regulations, policies and all decisions of the Board and impartiality committee.

•  To formulate the quality policy, quality objective and operation policy, to ensure creditability, independence, impartiality and transparency.

•  To establish the impartiality policy and have a statement to ensure the objectivity of validation and/or verification/certification functions.

•  To approve CDM quality management manual, appoint CDM quality manager;

•  To issue final decision on validation and/or verification/certification opinions and reports of CDM project activities; 

•  To preside over the management review to ensure continuous improvement;

•  To approve the medium-long CDM development plan;

•  To provide the sufficient finance and human resources in order to implement the validation and/or verification/certification functions

•  To supervise financial stability and credibility, and be responsible for the risks and issues arisen from its operations.

•  To issue the annual activity report.

•  To makes decisions of improvement if it is essential, after informed the outcome of appeals/complains/disputes.


3. CDM Quality Manager

Its responsibilities of and terms of reference include:

•  To implement the quality policy ,operation policy and impartiality policy to ensure credibility, independence, impartiality when conducting its functions;

•  To approve the annual work plan and financial plan and organize, coordinate, supervise and manage CDM work;

•  To establish, implement, maintain and improve the quality management system according to the CDM related requirements of COP/MOP, EB and the State and approve related management system documents;

•  To organize to cope with the accreditation assessment by CDM-EB, organize management review and hold the internal audit, and organize to take the preventive, corrective actions and continuously improvement and supervise the effectiveness.

•  To report to the General Manager on the work status and the operation of its quality management system in a fixed period and put forward the improvable ideas.

•  To make the final decisions on validation and/or verification/certification of CDM project; 

•  To the employment of the personnel and its management.

•  To approve the decision of handling the complaints and disputes, monitor the implementation of correction and prevention measures for the appeals, complaints and disputes, and report the handling outcome to the General Manager ;

•  To approve daily financial and legal affair and make arrangement to the risks and legal issues which could be happened in the course of its operation.

•  To review the annual activity report.


4. Climate Change Programme

The Climate Change Programme is completely responsible for its operation as a DOE. It sets up the CDM director, deputy CDM director, the client & information management division, project implementation management division, and quality assurance management division.

(1) CDM Director (hereafter as Director)

The director should take charge of the organization and implementation and management of CDM daily work, its responsibilities and terms of reference include:

• To make the annual work plan and financial plan and organize to implement it ;

• To assist the CDM quality manager to establish, maintain, operate and improve its quality management system;

• To develop the CDM PA, including the market development, project implementation, technical review, project inspection and response the reviews raised by CDM EB. In charge of signing the contract and review the validation and/or verification/certification report and put forward the review opinions;

• To organize the choice and assessment, training and management of human resources.

• To organize the handling of the appeals, complaints and disputes, propose the decisions of the handling of complaints and disputes, set up correction and prevention measures and organizing the implementation.

• To organize to conduct the internal audit and assist the CDM quality manager to organize the management review and cope with the accreditation assessment by CDM-EB.

• To make the corrective and preventive actions in the non-conformities and continuously improvement.

• To manage the daily finance and general affairs.

• To organize to draft annual activity report.

(2) Deputy CDM Director

•  To make the annual work plan and financial plan and organize to implement it ;

•  To organize to develop the CDM PA, including the market development, project implementation, technical review, project inspection and response the reviews raised by CDM EB.

•  To organize the choice and assessment, training and management of human resources.

•  To organize to conduct the internal audit and assist with the CDM quality manager to organize the management review and cope the accreditation assessment by CDM-EB, and make the corrective and preventive actions in the non-conformities and continuously improvement.

•  To manage the daily finance and general affairs.

 (3) Client and Information Management Division

•  To make the market plan and investigate and develop the CDM market;

•  To deal with the application review and contract review and implement contract management;

•  To compile and distribute public information; 

•  To take charge of customer service, and receive the appeal, complaint and dispute; 

•  To collect, transmit and manage the external files, technical materials, and information and technical materials from the EB and other sources;

•  To establish the CDM database and its maintenance;

•  To daily contact with EB and DNA and manage the interface website.

•  To communicate with CDM relevant parties; Responsible for publicity management and conducting information exchanges;

•  To take change of daily expenses management.  

(4) Project Implementation Management Division

•  To conduct risk assessment of CDM PA;

•  To plan and perform the CDM PAs and select the teams for validation and/or verification functions, control the auditing quality and supervise the team service and handle all the possible follow-up actions, as appropriate;

•  To daily manage the auditors and technical experts and improve their competence;

•  To evaluate the sufficiency of resources available to its CDM validation and/or verification /certification functions in a fixed period;

•  To organize to response the reviews raised in the CDM PA s;

•  To coordinate the on-site assessment of the CDM PAs by CDM AT;

•  To make a research on the CDM technique and support for the CDM PAs;

•  To archive the records of CDM Pas.

 (5) Quality Assurance Management Division (Q&A)

•  To organize to conduct the technical review of CDM PAs;

•  To manage its DOE business scope;

•  To establish, maintain and manage its quality management system documentation and assist with the CDM director to conduct the internal audit.

•  To take charge of daily management of internal quality monitor and control;

•  To select and assess the competence of personnel and keep the personnel records.

 

Contact: 

Tel:0086(0)10-84351838

Fax:0086(0)10-84351842

E-mail:cdm@mepcec.com

 

Note: This information is publicized in both English and Chinese. In the event of any conflict or ambiguity or discrepancy between the two versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.