Pakistan deposited its Instrument of Accession to the Kyoto Protocol (Annex-A) in the UN Secretariat on 11 January 2005 and an important condition for becoming eligible for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects was fulfilled. This Operational Strategy
has been developed to fulfill the requirements of establishing a Designated National Authority (DNA) and ensuring transparent, participatory and effective management of CDM process in the country. The strategy describes the functions and powers of the
DNA and the national approval process. It builds on preliminary studies for initial projects including Asia Least Cost Greenhouse Gases Abatement Strategy (ALGAS) and Pakistan’s Initial Comm unication on Climate Change which provides a general
framework for operating CDM in Pakistan.