This short document presents the Project Idea Note (PIN) of the CDM program activity 1 in Central Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBP) (Central Punjab) aims to construct 18,000 domestic biogas plants at household level. The proposed CDM program activity is the first CPA of the Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme CDM Program of activities (PoA). The PoA envisions a period of 10 years to establish a commercially viable biogas sector with the target of installing 300,000 biogas plants in Pakistan. Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) is the managing/ coordinating entity of the PoA.
The program will be implemented through a modular approach and the technologies used in the CPA are domestic biogas digesters of fixed dome type. The project will be located in Faisalabad, Tobatek Singh, Sargodha, Jhang, Khushab, Chiniot, Mianwali, Bhakkar districts of the Punjab province of Pakistan. Further, the report presents: the anticipated total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction compared to the “business-as-usual” scenario (which will be elaborated in the baseline later on at Project Design Document (PDD) level) ; the suggested crediting life time; the suggested Certified Emission Reductions (CERs)/Emission Reduction Units (ERUs)/Verified Emission Reduction (VERs) price in US$ or € /ton CO2e reduced; the financial structuring (indicating which parties are expected to provide the project’s financing; and the project’s other socio-economic or environmental effects/benefits.