Climate protection: New manual for Joint Implementation projects

DEHSt publishes guide for innovative climate protection projects under the Kyoto Protocol

The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has published a new manual for project proponents of Joint Implementation (JI) projects under the Kyoto Protocol. In its capacity as the Designated Focal Point (DFP) for Germany, the DEHSt authorises such climate protection projects with German involvement either domestically or abroad.  The manual is a navigable document intended for online use.  In order to stay abreast of international regulations, the most important information is contained in its text, while hyperlinks take the user to relevant websites of the UNFCCC’s secretariat.  The JI manual issued by DEHSt, always up-to-date since it continually updates itself, is the first of its kind.

The manual contains background information on the new market for carbon emissions certificates and on Joint Implementation, but its main focus is on real steps to be taken to implement JI projects.  It will prove a vital source of information for anyone seeking help in the application procedure.  A separate manual will be provided for domestic JI projects and related procedures (scheduled for March 2008).  The JI manual contains a glossary of the key terms of the Kyoto Protocol’s project-based mechanisms (Joint Implementation, Clean Development Mechanism).

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