The National insititutional set-up

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Transcript The National insititutional set-up

Canada’s CDM & JI Office
First UNFCCC Workshop on the Implementation
of Article 6 Projects Under the Kyoto Protocol
May 26 - 27, 2004
Moscow, Russia
Canadian Climate Change Institutions
Overview
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JI eligibility requirements
Canadian inventory
Status of the Canadian registry
Status of the Canadian national system
Canadian Perspectives on JI
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Joint Implementation (JI)
• Projects implemented by Annex I Parties with
targets under Annex B
• Emission reductions and enhancement of sinks
must be additional
• Approval by Parties involved
• Projects can start in 2000 – earn credits as of 2008
• Marrakesh Accords established a two-track JI
system
• Entities and Parties can voluntarily opt for Track II JI
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Eligibility to participate in JI Track I
Parties involved in JI Track I must:
• Be a Party to the Kyoto Protocol
• Have established an inventory of assigned amounts units
• Have national system in place to estimate GHG emissions and
sinks, and provide annual updates
• Have a national registry
• Submit supplemental information on changes to total assigned
amount units
• Submit inventory and National Communication for Expert Team
Review
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JI Track II
• Parties not meeting all requirements can still
participate in JI under Track II but must still:
– Be a Party to the Kyoto Protocol
– Have established initial assigned amount
– Have a national registry
• Parties can voluntarily opt for Track II
• Projects subject to third party verification (AIE)
• Role of JI Supervisory Committee (A6SC)
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National Inventory: International
Submissions to UNFCCC
• Annual inventory submissions since entry into force
of the UNFCCC convention
• Canada has generally met reporting requirements
– Currently upgrading to meet UNFCCC and IPCC’s
Good Practice Guidance standards
– Moving to Tier 2 methods for key inventory
categories
– Preparing for reporting of Kyoto sinks
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Canadian Inventory: Mandatory
Greenhouse Gas Reporting
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Mandatory facility level reporting
National coverage
Phase I reporting threshold at 100KT for CO2 eq
First submissions due June 1, 2005
Environment Canada intends to publish the GHG
emissions data by facility
• Scope, parameters of system likely enhanced in
subsequent phases
• Will complement but not replace top-down approach
used for UNFCCC submissions
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Status of Canadian Registry
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Currently assessing technical options
Will be in place by January 1, 2006
Synergies with National Inventory System
Possibility of using an “off-the-shelf” solution
Registry administrator to be designated
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Canadian Perspectives on JI
• Canada’s CDM and JI Office acts as focal point;
responsible for approving JI and CDM projects
• Developing guidelines with Interdepartmental
Steering Committee
• Guidelines will:
– Provide steps and procedures
– Ensure synergies with other domestic initiatives
– Will evolve over time
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Status of Canadian Mechanisms
Eligibility
• On track for meeting national inventory system
requirements
• JI approval procedures being elaborated
• Registry options being examined
• Canadian companies active in the JI market
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For more information ...
Canada’s CDM & JI Office
Climate Change and Energy Division (ESC)
Foreign Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive
City Hall, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 1J1
Tel: (613) 944-3039
Fax: (613) 944-0064
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/cdm-ji/
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