What is JOINT?
|Joint Implementation (JI) - The Kyoto Protocol (Article 6) establishes a mechanism whereby an Annex 1 (developed) country can receive "emissions reduction units" when it helps to finance projects that reduce net emissions in another Annex 1 country (including those with economies in transition).|
by the European Commission's Fifth Framework Programme and the project partners,
JOINT was an 18 month project supported by national governments and industry
participants in 14
countries from the EU, Norway and central and eastern Europe. The Project's
goal was to facilitate commercial investments in the electricity and CHP sectors
using JI in order to meet the Kyoto Protocol (Kyoto) targets and other international
and national environmental obligations.
JOINT was an early 'learning by doing' project, aimed at:
|Defining the scope and strategies, and impact for JI under the UNFCCC for such projects|
|Using and evaluating existing and new assessment tools to define baselines upon which to assess JI projects|
|Identifying qualified projects and match partners to these projects|
|Defining financing requirements and identify sources of finance for JI projects|
Identifying the best screening criteria and means for measuring the expected
GHG mitigation under the proposed projects
(including acceptable, workable baselines)
|Assessing the monitoring, verifying and evaluation mechanisms to ensure credible reductions within the JI framework|
|Disseminating the results of the project and set up a framework under which the partners can exploit the results of their work|
The JOINT team represented
the largest international consortium working directly on Joint Implementation.
It included specialists from industry, government, finance and the energy and
environment sectors. These parties were brought together in each country to
work both at a country level and also at a European level.
To address the key aspects of investing in JI projects, the project activity
was organised around working groups on:
results of these working groups, and the public outputs of the
JOINT project are available from this site. Please click here to access
a list of available documents.
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