This report follows on from Sandbag’s ‘International Offsets and the EU 2009’ report released in July 2010. That report focused specifically on the use of CDM credits generated in uncapped countries, which make up the overwhelming majority of offsets used for compliance in the EU ETS to date. Nevertheless it was noticed that in 2009 there was a sharp increase in the number of JI credits from capped countries being surrendered for compliance. With much of the focus on the CDM it is easy to overlook the use of JI.
E R Who?: Joint Implementation and the EU Emissions Trading SystemETS