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Experiences with JI in Germany               Dr. Karsten Karschunke„Designated Focal Point / Designated National Authority...
JI in Germany – Status QuoStatus (10/05/2011)               No. of projects            Expected                           ...
JI in Germany – status quo II1210 8 6                                                           LoE                       ...
JI in Germany – prefered project categoriesIndustrial gases - N2O, PFC, CH4 (Coal Mine Methane)– Large Volume of ERU,– few...
Approved JI projectsStatus (10/05/2011)   No. of projects        Expected               Issued                            ...
JI in Germany – Challanges and need for coordinationNational Policy– Existing feed-in tariffs– Existing funding schemes– A...
Joint Implementation after 2012Present situation– The German „Projekt-Mechanismen-Gesetz“ limits crediting until 2012     ...
Potential for offset projects after 2012Building sector– JI-PoA could contribute to increasing the efficiency of heating i...
Expectations for Domestic Offset ProjectsExtending the spectrum of policy intruments– DOPs are complementary to    – EU ET...
Proposals for Domestic Offset Projects Idea: Positive list – Ex-ante definition of eligible project categories      ante –...
Options for a „Pay for Performance“ mechanism Continuation of JI (as we know it) – A multilateral agreement is needed with...
Thank you for your attention !         Dr. Karsten Karschunke    E-Mail: German.DNA.DFP@uba.de      Mail:  Internet: www.u...
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Experiences with Joint Implementation in Germany - Dr. Karsten Karschunke - EPA Domestic Offsetting Workshop May 2011

  1. 1. Experiences with JI in Germany Dr. Karsten Karschunke„Designated Focal Point / Designated National Authority“ German Emissions Trading Authority Domestic Offsetting Workshop Dublin, 27th of May 2011
  2. 2. JI in Germany – Status QuoStatus (10/05/2011) No. of projects Expected Emission Reductions t CO2- equivalentsApproved (LoA) 23 16,8 Mio.Endorsed (LoE) 13* 2 Mio.*Projects endorsed and approved are only counted once Projects
  3. 3. JI in Germany – status quo II1210 8 6 LoE LoA 4 2 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  4. 4. JI in Germany – prefered project categoriesIndustrial gases - N2O, PFC, CH4 (Coal Mine Methane)– Large Volume of ERU,– few operators of large point sources– Calculation of the Baseline may be difficult – BAU versus BAT– Inclusion in the EU ETS after 2012 (N2O, PFC)Energy Efficiency / Biomass heating – Programmatic Approach– PoA participants are mainly SME or private households– For some activities, other funding schemes exist JI can better address the target group– Small volume of ERU but large potential for replication
  5. 5. Approved JI projectsStatus (10/05/2011) No. of projects Expected Issued Emission Reductions Emission Reductions t CO2- equivalents t CO2- equivalentsIndustrial gases - 11 15,2 Mio. 2,2 Mio.N2O, PFC, CHEnergy efficiency / 12 1,6 Mio. 0.02 Mio.Biomass heatingTotal 23 16,8 Mio. 2,2 Mio.
  6. 6. JI in Germany – Challanges and need for coordinationNational Policy– Existing feed-in tariffs– Existing funding schemes– Assessment of Additionality according to AT from CDM– Accounting of electricity from the EU ETS (emission factor 0)– Accounting of biomass / leakage (emission factor > 0 unlike to EU ETS)European Level– Interpretation of „Acquis Communautaire“ according to Art. 11 b (EU ETS Directive)– Competition issues in Europe: Baseline under JI versus Benchmarks in EU ETS
  7. 7. Joint Implementation after 2012Present situation– The German „Projekt-Mechanismen-Gesetz“ limits crediting until 2012 Gesetz“– Project developers hope for extension of the crediting period (esp. for PoA)– Without extension, we do not expect any new projects before 2012Proposals for Germany– Extension of the crediting period only for the programmatic projects– Standardised approaches to baseline setting and additionality determination should be preferred choice– No new JI-Projecs after 2012 / replacement by DOP ? Projecs
  8. 8. Potential for offset projects after 2012Building sector– JI-PoA could contribute to increasing the efficiency of heating installations and to rising the use of biomassIndustrial sector– In the 3rd phase of the EU ETS JI will only be able to adress SF6 and some fluorinated HydrocarbonsAgriculture sector– Additional reduction potential which could be addressed with JI
  9. 9. Expectations for Domestic Offset ProjectsExtending the spectrum of policy intruments– DOPs are complementary to – EU ETS, – funding schemes and – other legal instruments.– Incentives for the private sector to look for new and innovative activitiesRecommendations based on experiences– Assessment of Additionality– Development of Methodologies– Verification by an independent entity– Basic design features – like JI Track 1 without investor country
  10. 10. Proposals for Domestic Offset Projects Idea: Positive list – Ex-ante definition of eligible project categories ante – Clear definition of additionality and direction of investment towards certain sectors – Positive list can be open for innovative projects – search function of the market Idea: Negative list – E.g. avoid transfer / leakage of emissions into the ETS Idea: Harmonisation of Baseline and Crediting – Maximum Baselines on the basis of European BAT – „Benefit Sharing“ between project developer and public authority / national inventory – Fixed project crediting time (e.g. 5 years) offer more security to the project developer
  11. 11. Options for a „Pay for Performance“ mechanism Continuation of JI (as we know it) – A multilateral agreement is needed with new AAU/ERU, (e.g. KP 2nd C.P.) Domestic Offset Projects – Further guidance / rules / harmonisation are needed based on Art. 24 a of EU ETS Dir. Domestic Pay – for – Performance Mechanism – Offering money instead of credits (AAU/ERU/EUA…) – Quantifiing the emission reduction by methodologies and independent verification – Project selection in a bidding procedure (cost (cost-benefit and additional criteria) Conclusion – A fast outcome needs money – A cheap outcome needs time
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention ! Dr. Karsten Karschunke E-Mail: German.DNA.DFP@uba.de Mail: Internet: www.uba.de/emissionshandel

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