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Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol: New Zealand's guidelines and procedures for investment

Publication date:  February 2009
Publication reference number:  ME 914

The Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation are tools established as part of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. These tools allow Annex I (or developed) countries, or companies within those countries, to invest in projects that help them meet their greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments.

These guidelines are for New Zealand-based entities wishing to invest in a Joint Implementation or Clean Development Mechanism project outside of New Zealand, and who want to transfer the resulting emission reduction units or certified emission reductions into the New Zealand Emission Unit Register.