German Government Guidelines on WCD Compliance

The German Environment Ministry in October 2007 issued a "Guideline for Determination of Compliance with the Recommendations of the World Commission on Dams Regarding Hydroelectric Power Projects with a Capacity over 20MW, within the Context of Joint Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects."

The document, which can be downloaded below, was prepared in response to the requirement in the EU's Linking Directive that CDM credits from large hydros (>20MW) can only be used in the European Trading System if the projects comply with the WCD.

Please also find below for download issue 4/2007 of the newsletter JIKO Info (published by the Wuppertal Institute). This issue contains two articles on the German WCD compliance guideline.