Non-Annex I Parties
Annex I to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sets out a list of developed country Parties and economies-in-transition Parties that commit themselves under Article 4 to achieve certain quantified emission limitation and reduction objectives. If they have ratified the Kyoto Protocol, these Parties can authorise the participation of entities in CDM projects.
Countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol but are not listed in Annex I to the UNFCCC are known as non-Annex I Parties. These are generally developing countries that are eligible to be host Parties for CDM projects.