Joint Implementation Committee Forwards Recommendations to Durban

UNFCCC15 September 2011: At its 26th meeting, the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) made recommendations for Joint Implementation (JI) to evolve beyond 2012 into a more decentralized mechanism where host parties can implement activities under the international guidance and oversight of a new governing body, accountable to the Kyoto Protocol parties.

A new decentralized mechanism would be open to a wider range of activities including at the project, programmatic, sector and policy levels. The report calls for the current two track approach, where oversight may rest with national governments or with the JISC, to be replaced with a single project cycle. A new governing body would be a forum for country collaboration.

To develop the recommendations, the JISC drew on inputs from a public/private sector technical workshop that was held prior to the meeting. Recommendations also included the development of a unified accreditation process for third-party certifiers working under JI and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), and a mix of fees to fund the work of the governing body. The 26th meeting of the JISC took place from 13-14 September 2011, in Bonn, Germany. The report of the meeting will be considered by Kyoto Protocol parties at the UN Climate Change Conference in Druban, South Africa, at the end of 2011. [Publication: Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Twenty-Sixth Meeting Report]