JISC Concluded its forty-fourth meeting

JISC Concluded its forty-fourth meeting

23 September 2021 – The Joint Implementation Supervisory
Committee (JISC) held its forty-fourth meeting in a virtual
environment, on 14 September.

At this meeting, the JISC elected Mr. Derrick Oderson from
Barbados and Mr. Jakob Wiesbauer Lenz from Austria, as the
Chair and Vice-Chair of the JISC respectively, until the
first meeting of the JISC in 2022. The JISC then proceeded
to consider its agenda, including accreditation of
independent entities, matters relating to determination and
verification reports, and the Joint Implementation two-year
management plan (MAP) for the biennium 2022-2023, which was
adopted (see Annex I of the meeting report).

In addition, the JISC agreed on its annual report to the
Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the
Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its sixteenth session (CMP
16), which covers the period from 17 October 2020 to 14
September 2021. The JISC requested the secretariat to
finalize the report in consultation with the Chair and Vice-
Chair, so as to make it available on both the UNFCCC and the
JISC websites in the near future.

Finally, the JISC considered the analysis of a survey
conducted by the secretariat, on behalf of the JISC, among
Parties with quantified emission reduction or limitation
commitments included in the third column of Annex B to the
Kyoto Protocol (as adopted through decision 1/CMP.8) that
have ratified the Doha Amendment. The survey prompted
participants for an update on their intended participation
in Joint Implementation with respect to the second
commitment period. Based on the survey results, the JISC
concluded that the current level of operations could be
maintained until the end of the additional period for
fulfilling commitments in respect of the second commitment
period. Therefore, no further specific guidance is deemed
necessary from CMP 16.

The JISC decided to not hold any additional meeting in 2021,
and proceeded to agree on the agenda of its forty-fifth
meeting (see Annex 2 of the meeting report).

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Joint Implementation – a mechanism established under the
Kyoto Protocol to facilitate cooperation between Annex B
Parties to the Kyoto Protocol to achieve and transfer
emission reductions in the form of Emission Reductions Units
(ERU) – has been used by some 900+ emission reductions
projects since its start. Joint Implementation offers
Parties cost-efficient means of fulfilling a part of their
obligations under the Kyoto Protocol.