Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

CDM Project at Pakarab is the first of its kind in Pakistan

Global warming has become the most important challenge the world is facing in the 21st century. A lot of research and development is being done for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions. Following its accession to the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in January 2005 Pakistan made the Ministry of Environment the Designated National Authority (DNA) for CDM under the protocol. A CDM cell was created in the Ministry in August 2005.

CDM at Nitric Acid Plant:

The first CDM project in Pakistan was approved in April 2006 at Pakarab Fertilizers Limited, Multan. With a total cost of USD 15 million, the project co-sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan abates 1.15 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per annum. It generates adequate revenue from the sales of CERs. After registration with the CDM Executive Board, the project became operational in January 2007.

Basic aim of this project is the abatement of N2O and NOX emissions from the stack gases of HNO3 plant. The reduction of greenhouse effect of these gases shows our commitment towards a cleaner environment.

CDM at Co-generation Plant:

Co-generation plant reduced natural gas consumption resulting in less emissions of CO2 gas (107,746 Tons of CO2 eq/year). This CDM project has been approved by UNFCCC in 2009.

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