CAN Submission: Joint Implementation to the UNFCCC, February 2013

 

INTRODUCTION
 
According to Decision 12/CMP.8 paragraph 12 admitted UNFCCC observer organizations are invited to submit
further views on how the joint implementation guidelines and other decisions of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol pertaining to joint implementation should be revised. The above mentioned NGOs welcome the opportunity to submit their views.
 
OVERALL OBJECTIVE
 
Paragraph 3 “Stresses the need to ensure the continued success of joint implementation after the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol in contributing to the achievement of the objective of the Convention;” (Doha guidance relating to JI).
 
CAN welcomes the emphasis of ensuring that JI supports the objectives of the Convention which are: “to achieve […] stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.” (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).