At its fourth meeting, the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) developed a fee structure for accreditation applications, as set out below. This fee structure is set out in the Provisions for the charging of fees to cover administrative costs relating to the activities of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee.
Version 1 of this document was adopted by the JISC at its fourth meeting (JISC 4, Annex 16) and approved by the COP/MOP at its second meeting (2/CMP.2, paragraph 16(a)). The document was revised following the decision of the COP/MOP at its third meeting (3/CMP.3, paragraph 8) to incorporate preferential treatment for small-scale projects in relation to determination and verification fees. The revised version (Version 2), was adopted by the JISC at its eighth meeting (JISC 8, Annex 9) and is available here.
Fees for accreditation:
- Application fee: USD 15,000 per application (one-off payment, non-reimbursable);
- Cost of the work by assessment teams: direct payment from applicant or accredited independent entities (Provisions for the charging of fees to cover administrative costs relating to activities of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, JISC 8, Annex 9, paragraph 1(a)).
At its fifth meeting, the JISC agreed to introduce a provision by which applicant independent entities from non-Annex I Parties and Annex I Parties with economies in transition may pay 50% of the non-reimbursable application fee when the entities apply for accreditation, provided that these entities pay the remaining 50% once they are accredited. This provision has been effective from 1 November 2006. Applicant independent entities wishing to use this provision must indicate so in the message requesting the information on the payment of application fee referred to in the instruction above (JISC 5, paragraph 11).
At its fourth meeting, the JISC also developed a payment structure for the assessment team assessing the application for accreditation of an independent entity, set out in the Indicative level of fees to be paid to Joint Implementation Assessment Team by Applicant Independent Entity or Accredited Independent Entity (JISC 4, Annex 5). These fees, set out here, must be paid directly to the Joint Implementation Assessment Team (JI-AT) members undertaking the assessment by the independent entity.