Standard / Guidance / Clarifications

On this page JI related guidance/clarifications are provided.

All documents (forms, procedures, etc.) approved by the JISC and published on the UNFCCC JI website are intended for use in connection with the verification procedure under the JISC, as defined in paragraphs 30-45 of the JI guidelines. If the documents are used for any other purpose, they shall not be modified or changed in any way, and anyone making such use of the documents shall hold harmless and defend the JISC and the UNFCCC secretariat against any action that may be brought against them as a result of such use.

Baseline setting and monitoring
Guidance on criteria for baseline setting and monitoring (version 03) (241 KB)
Provisions for joint implementation small-scale projects (version 03) (154 KB)
Clarification regarding overlapping monitoring periods under the verification procedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (100 KB)

Determination and verification
Determination and verification manual (version 01) (547 KB)
Standard for applying the concept of materiality in verification (130 KB)

Accreditation of independent entities
transitional measures for accrediting applicant independent entities that have been issued an indicative letter in accordance with the joint implementation accreditation procedure (version 01) (165 KB)
Joint implementation accreditation standard (version 01) (246 KB)
Clarification regarding utilization of laboratory services for monitoring and determination of emission reductions or enhancements of removals (98 KB)

Public availability of documents
Clarification regarding the public availability of documents under the verification procedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (version 03) (144 KB)
Clarification regarding project participants' change of accredited independent entity (130 KB)


Note: The following seven documents have been cancelled with the adoption of the "Procedure for accrediting independent entities by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (version 06)" and the "Joint implementation accreditation standard (version 01)":
  • "Clarification regarding conditions for designated operational entities for acting provisionally as accredited independent entities (version 02)";
  • "Clarification regarding scopes and steps of witnessing activities under the joint implementation accreditation procedure (version 03)";
  • "Clarification regarding identification of witnessing opportunities by designated operational entities acting provisionally as accredited independent entities (version 02)";
  • "Clarification regarding responsibility of accredited premises of accredited independent entities (version 02)";
  • "Clarification regarding monitoring period of joint implementation project for witnessing of verification function of applicant independent entities";
  • "Clarification regarding the timing of witnessing activities";
  • "Handbook on accreditation of independent entities under joint implementation".
The provisions of the first six documents have been incorporated either in the "Procedure for accrediting independent entities by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (version 06)" or the "Joint implementation accreditation standard (version 01)", with modifications as appropriate. The "Handbook on accreditation of independent entities under joint implementation" has been cancelled.


(Unless otherwise indicated, the term "JI guidelines" refers to the annex of decision 9/CMP.1.)