Beijng, Munich, 29.01.2015 | News Release
On 29th of January 2015, UPM’s “Sichuan Rural Poor-Household Biogas Development Programme” (PoA) has successfully included a new batch of 14 Component Project Activities (CPAs). As a consequence, more than 64,000 additional low income Sichuan rural households are using the advanced biogas digesters as well as the convenient and smoke free cook stoves purchased with support by the PoA.
Combined with the 73 CPA subprojects already included before, a total of 87 CPAs save GHG emissions and generate Gold Standard CERs within this PoA. These 87 CPAs enable almost 400,000 poor and underprivileged farmer families in remote areas of Sichuan to produce and use their own climate-friendly renewable energy and become independent from costly, dirty and unhealthy fossil fuels.
“By adding 14 new CPAs we consequently keep on scaling up our Sichuan Household Biogas PoA to one of the world’s largest and most successful programmes for climate change mitigation and sustainable development within the frameworks of the CDM and the Gold Standard“, comments Martin Dilger, Managing Director of German UPM GmbH.
For further information on this PoA and the availability of its premium quality GS CERs, please visit the PoA website at http://www.household-biogas.com/ or contact:
Ms Gaiai Guo, Vice General Manager, UPM China
guog(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +86 10 6468 0500-13
Martin Dilger, Managing Director, UPM Germany
mdilger(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +49 89 41419691
Official information on this CPA inclusion and related documents are available on the UNFCCC CDM website at