Adding project participants

The Procedures for including additional project participants or Parties involved in joint implementation projects after final determination under the verification procecedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee set out the rules for adding project participants under the Track 2 process after the project has been determined by the accredited independent entity (AIE) and finally determined by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC).  Before this point in the project cycle, additional project participants would simply need to obtain a letter of approval from a Party involved and submit this to the AIE for inclusion in the verification report.

If participants wish to add an additional project participant, this must be notified to the secretariat in accordance with the modalities of communication, together with a letter of approval authorising the participation of the new project entity:

If, after final determination in accordance with paragraph 35 of the JI guidelines, additional Parties involved and/or project participants shall be included in a JI project, this information shall be submitted to the secretariat in accordance with the relevant modalities of communication, via email (ji-info@unfccc.int or secretariat@unfccc.int) or fax (+49 228 815 1999), together with (a) corresponding written project approval(s) and/or authorization(s) of the legal entity(ies) (Procedures for including additional project participants or Parties involved in joint implementation projects after final determination under the verification procecedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, JISC 8, Annex 5, paragraph 5).

However, if the project participant is to be added at the time of submission of the verification report, the request may be forwarded to the secretariat by the AIE conducting the verification:

If additional Parties involved and/or project participants shall be included at the time a verification report is submitted to the secretariat by an accredited independent entity (AIE) in accordance with paragraph 38 of the JI guidelines, the information referred to in paragraph 5 above may alternatively be channelled through the AIE (Procedures for including additional project participants or Parties involved in joint implementation projects after final determination under the verification procecedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, JISC 8, Annex 5, paragraph 6).

A new statement of modalities of communication must be submitted in either case, signed by all project participants (including the new participant):

If additional project participants shall be included in a JI project, the information submitted in accordance with paragraphs 5 or 6 above shall also contain revised modalities of communication, including contact details2, signed by all previous and additional project participants (Procedures for including additional project participants or Parties involved in joint implementation projects after final determination under the verification procecedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, JISC 8, Annex 5, paragraph 7).

It is not possible to add a new project participant after the submission of the verification report and before the finalisation of the verification:

Additional Parties involved and/or project participants cannot be included in a JI project in accordance with paragraphs 5-7 above from the time of publication of a verification in accordance with paragraph 38 of the JI guidelines until finalization of the process referred to in paragraph 39 of the JI guidelines (Procedures for including additional project participants or Parties involved in joint implementation projects after final determination under the verification procecedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, JISC 8, Annex 5, paragraph 8).

The secretariat makes the information on additional project participants publicly available via the UNFCCC JI website:

The secretariat shall make the information on additional Parties involved and/or project participants publicly available on the UNFCCC JI website and inform the JISC accordingly (Procedures for including additional project participants or Parties involved in joint implementation projects after final determination under the verification procecedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, JISC 8, Annex 5, paragraph 9).

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Removing project participants

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