Joint Implementation

The basic project cycle for a Joint Implementation project is as follows:

Design:  The project participants submit information to an accredited independent entity on their proposed project in the project design document.

Public Consultation:  The accredited independent entity must make the project design document (PDD) publicly available for a period of 30 days for public comment.

Determination:  The process of independent evaluation of a project by an accredited independent entity.  The determination cannot be submitted to the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee until the project has been approved by all parties involved.  

Final Determination:  The determination report and the PDD are published on the UNFCCC website.  After 45 days the determination is considered final unless a Party involved or three members of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) request a review.

Monitoring:  Monitoring of the project activity by project participants in accordance with the monitoring plan submitted in the project design document.

Reported Reductions:  Reported reductions are determined by the accredited independent entity and submitted to the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC).   After 15 days, if no reviews are requested, the determination of reductions is considered final and Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) can be issued in the host country registry.

For further information on Joint Implementation projects please visit the UNFCCC website at:
For further information on applying for a letter of approval from the Irish Focal Point/Designated National Authority see this link Rules and Procedures