Accredited Independent Entities (AIEs)
What is an accredited independent entity?
An accredited independent entity (AIE) is an independent auditor accredited by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) to determine project proposals or verify whether implemented projects have achieved planned greenhouse gas emission reductions.
How to become an AIE?
To become an AIE an organisation has to:
- Ensure that it complies with the requirements of the JI accreditation standard for Independent Entities
- Pay the application fee
- Submit the required application forms and supporting documentation
- Be assessed by the JI Assessment Team, JI Accreditation Panel and JISC
Application for Accreditation
Follow the accreditation requirements:
- Procedure of accrediting independent entities by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JI Accreditation Procedure)
- Joint Implementation Accreditation Standard (JI Accreditation Standard)
Request Banking Information
- Banking information required for the payment of the non-reimbursable application fee may be requested from the secretariat at email@example.com, by indicating a fax number, address and a contact person to whom the information should be forwarded.
Complete and Submit Application Form
- To apply for initial accreditation, an IE shall submit to the secretariat a set of application documentation containing all the documents specified in appendix 2 of the JI accreditation procedure.
- The entity will then be given access to the JI accreditation dashboard in order to monitor their application. Access rights to the dashboard are provided on demand.
Pay Application Fee
- The non-reimbursable application fee is US$ 15,000.
- An applicant IE from a Party not included in Annex I or a Party with economy in transition included in Annex I to the Convention, may pay 50 percent of the non-reimbursable fee when the entity applies for accreditation, provided that the entity states its inability to pay the full fee at application, bearing in mind the need to meet the standards as contained in paragraphs 1 (c) and (d) of appendix A to the JI guidelines. The remaining 50 percent of the fee shall be paid if and when the entity is accredited and has started its operation.
- Please note that further costs are associated to the accreditation process in order to cover additional assessments, the details for which are described in Appendix 7 of the JI Accreditation Procedure.
- After payment of the fee, the assessment process is initiated. Further steps include a desk review of documents and an on-site assessment, as well as consideration of such assessments by the JI Accreditation Panel and the JISC
- For further information, please refer to the JI Accreditation procedure
- For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
List of AIEs
The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) is responsible for the accreditation of independent entities (IEs) in accordance with the standards and procedures contained in appendix A to the JI guidelines and pursuant to the Procedure for accrediting independent entities by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (version 07)* The following page will provide you with the list of accredited AIEs. These entities are accredited for the sectoral scopes shown below in the table and qualify to submit requests for project registration and issuance of CERs in these sectoral scopes. more »
Potential Applicant Entities firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaints against AIEs
Complaints against a AIE, are considered to be an expression of dissatisfaction with the performance of an AIE in relation to its JI function(s) from its client’s organization or any entity that has submitted comments during the global stakeholder consultation process which were not taken into consideration by the AIE, and should be communicated in the following way:
Please refer closely to appendix 4 of the JI Accreditation Procedure prior to submission.