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Brief Introduction of CEC Climate Change Business

Date:2018/10/9 14:08:06

Column:Validation and Verification on GHG Emission Reductions

China Environmental United Certification Center Co., Ltd. (hereafter as CEC) is a national professional third party certification body approved and accredited by Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (hereafter as MEE) and Certification and Accreditation Administration of the PRC (hereafter as CNCA). CEC is focusing on the national economic and social development closely, expanding the low carbon certification areas actively, innovating low carbon certification business model to meet the demands of government, industry and enterprise development for low carbon certification, display the improvement effect of low carbon certification towards energy conservation and pollution emissions reduction, sustainable economic development and social harmony progress.

In March 2009, CEC achieved the CDM designated operational entity (DOE) qualification which approved by the UNFCCC, became the first Chinese DOE accredited by UNFCCC EB, with 1-15 CDM sectoral scopes qualification, to provide GHG validation and verification/certification services all over the world. On 23rd Feb, 2017, CEC was approved of the Operational Entity re-accreditation status by EB for the third five-year validation and verification/certification qualification with 1-15 sectoral scopes. By the end of Sep, 2018, CEC has completed the registration and issuance for more than 400 CDM projects in China, Vietnam, Laos, north Korea etc., the projects are involved in hydropower, wind power, biomass energy, CMM, biogas, waste heat utilization and PoA projects. the cumulative values of  emission reductions of these projects worth several billion yuan.. The projects have achieved the CO2 emission reductions of more than 40 million tons, which equivalent to more than 20 million tce. The projects performance evaluation of CEC ranked higher among global DOEs in the same period, that effectively pushed forward the domestic development of CDM projects, and promoted the national energy conservation and pollution emissions reduction work and the implementation of sustainable development strategy. CEC obtained highly praises from related stakeholders, and made a positive contribution to response to global climate change.

In 2010, CEC obtained the qualification of the designated validation and verification body by international VCS and WCD qualification;

In September 2011, CEC achieved the national first batch of third-party qualification for energy saving audit approved by Ministry of Finance, together with the National Development and Reform Commission(hereafter as NDRC), which allow CEC to perform the audit work independently for energy saving technical transformation projects and energy performance contracting projects across the country. In November 2011, CEC has been authorized as one of 14 audit organizations for energy performance contracting in Shanghai with the approval from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information. Until now, CEC has completed dozens of projects for national and local energy saving and energy performance contracting, and has accumulated rich experience.

In 2012, CEC developed international cooperation and exchanges with other countries response to climate change actively, and joined the Asia Carbon Footprint Network, become one of the founding members of the network;

Since 2013, approved by Beijing City, Shanghai City, Guangdong Province, Anhui Province, Hubei Province, Shanxi Province, Shandong Province, Sichuan Province, Fujian Province, Jilin Province,Henan Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, CEC achieved the third-party verification qualifications regarding carbon emissions trading in these provinces and cites continuously, and has started to carry out the carbon emission verification for key enterprises. By the end of Sep, 2018, CEC has provided carbon emission verification services for more than 1600 enterprises in provinces and cities;

Approved by NDRC in August 2013, CEC has been designated as the independent third-party entity for validation and verification of China Certified Emission Reduction programme (CCER), with the qualification for 1-15 CCER sectoral scopes. By the end of Sep, 2018, CEC has submitted over 600 validation projects and over 100 verification projects for stakeholder publication. CEC performs the first domestic CCER validation project, the first CCER verification project, the first CCER forestry carbon sinks project, the first CCER forestry management carbon sink project, the first CCER project in transportation sector and made outstanding contributions to the rapid development of national CCER .  

CEC provides services on carbon inventory, carbon footprint and carbon neutral to the society. By the end of Sep, 2018, CEC have provided services of GHG verifications for more than 30 enterprises based on ISO14064-1, ISO14064-2, PAS2050 and PAS2060 standards, provided technical support of GHG emission control to these enterprises.

Being as a technical supporting organization in the fields of sustainable consumption, environmental labeling, government green procurement, green supply chain, energy saving and environmental protection industry and low-carbon product certification for relevant government departments of the state, CEC has undertaken over 50 researches for the world bank, ADB and projects at ministerial and provincial-level in recent years.

After years of development, CEC owns a professional and efficient certification team, with more than 40 GHG auditors and more than 10 technical experts in various industries. CEC has become one of the most authoritative certification organizations in domestic environmental protection, energy conservation and emissions reduction fields.


CEC climate change programme organization structure is as following:


CEC strictly abides by relevant state laws and regulations, and taking the international conventions as operational principles. CEC has established the quality policy of “creditability, independence, impartiality, transparency and non-discrimination” and the impartiality policy of “information publicly, manner transparently, work independently, avoid the conflict of interest”. CEC has set up a completed quality management system, and equipped with professional auditors and technical experts with management experience and professional background, to make its certification scientific, impartiality and effective.


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