Using this site

The development of the JI Rulebook

Since the Kyoto Protocol entered into force, the carbon market has grown exponentially.  A range of rules have been implemented for the Joint Implementation (JI) mechanism by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP), the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) and a number of other bodies.

Despite the rapid evolution of the rules, and the range of capacity building measures to increase general awareness of, and familiarity with, the JI rules, to date there has not been a comprehensive online legal JI database of all the rules, which is publicly accessible, logically sequenced and easy to navigate and search.

To fill this significant gap, Baker & McKenzie has developed the JI Rulebook with funding from the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. We would like to express our thanks to the New Zealand Government for its generous support.

The text of the JI Rulebook has been peer reviewed by our Advisory Panel, comprised of representatives from accredited independent entities (DOEs), regulators, lawyers and other market participants, as well as members of Baker & McKenzie's Global Climate Change Practice.

About this site

The JI Rulebook is a database of the sources of law for JI, including Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol and decisions of the COP/MOP and the JISC.

Wherever possible, rules and decisions are reproduced in this site in full text. If you wish to view the original documents visit the official UNFCCC JI website.

The JI Rulebook allows users to navigate through the project cycles of all project types - large-scale, small-scale and LULUCF. It also contains an A-Z index, a listing of the key bodies involved in the process, some frequently asked questions and a search function to allow users to easily reach important content.

If you would like to reference this site, please see our suggested referencing style.

Navigating this site

The JI Rulebook allows you to navigate through the project cycles of all project types.  The following abbreviations are used to refer to these project types:

  • Large-scale (P)
  • Small-scale (SSC)
  • Land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)

You can also use the 'Quick Links' function on the home page to go directly to a summary of the Track 1 and Track 2 processes.

To use the search function, type the search term into the quick search field in the menu bar, or click Advanced Search to define your search further. You can contain your search to particular sections or project types, or search across the whole site.

Use the A-Z index for a complete listing of useful words and phrases used in the JI Rulebook.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page is another way to access the information in this site.

Quoted decisions in this site use the following format for abbreviations:

  • 9/CMP.1 means decision 9 of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP) at its 1st meeting
  • JISC 4, paragraph 4 means paragraph 4 of the report of the fourth meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC)
  • 9/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 13 means paragraph 13 of the annex to decision 9 of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP) at its 1st meeting

If you have any other questions about this site, or you would like to provide feedback, please contact Louisa Fitz-Gerald (louisa.fitz-gerald@bakernet.com) or +61 2 8922 5296.

Last updated on 28 January 2011