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First UNFCCC Workshop on the Implementation of Article 6 Projects Under the Kyoto Protocol May 26 - 27, 2004 Moscow, Russia Jane Desbarats, Program Officer, Canada’s CDM and JI Office. Presentation Overview. Role of the Office and JI activities Project Facilitation in EITs

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First UNFCCC Workshop on the Implementationof Article 6 Projects Under the Kyoto ProtocolMay 26 - 27, 2004 Moscow, RussiaJane Desbarats, Program Officer,Canada’s CDM and JI Office

Presentation overview
Presentation Overview

  • Role of the Office and JI activities

  • Project Facilitation in EITs

  • Canada-Russia Joint Working Group

  • Other Canadian Climate Change Initiatives

  • Canadian JI Opportunities

  • Specific Projects in EITs

Role of canada s cdm ji office
Role of Canada’s CDM/JI Office

  • Act as national focal point for CDM and JI

  • Conduct domestic & international outreach

  • Facilitate Canadian participation

    • Provide technical guidance to companies

    • Conclude bilateral agreements with key countries

  • Offset Project Transaction Costs (Feasibility studies, Baseline/Monitoring Plans, PDDs, Registration, Verification)

  • Approve Canadian participation

  • Analytical studies and input into negotiations

Project facilitation in eits
Project Facilitation in EITs

  • Market studies for: Russia, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria

  • Market study for Poland underway

  • Feasibility/baseline studies for projects in Poland, Romania and Russia

  • CDM/JI capacity-building in Kazakhstan

  • Outreach in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Hungary and the Czech Republic

Canada russia joint working group
Canada-Russia Joint Working Group

  • Created 2002

  • Committed to making ratification of the Kyoto Protocol mutually beneficial for both countries

  • Dedicated to overcoming barriers to the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Russia

  • Composed of officials from both governments

    • Canada: Foreign Affairs Canada, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada

    • Russia: MEDT, RosHydromet, MFA

  • IET and JI subgroups created

Planned activities of ji subgroup
Planned Activities of JI Subgroup

  • JI approval procedures (Canadian and Russian)

  • Identification of key regions, sectors and projects

  • Monitor links with IET/Greening Investment

  • Development of multi-project baseline for natural gas sector

  • Analytical work related to investment barriers: credit ownership, taxation, etc…

Other canadian climate change initiatives in eits
Other Canadian Climate Change Initiatives in EITs

  • Industry Canada: Sustainable Cities Initiative

  • NRCAN:

    -Technology Promotion Officers

    -Canadian International Initiative for Technology


    -Technology Early Action Measures (TEAM)

    • High efficiency boilers in two pilot regions for Russia (Komi and Tyumen)

    • Upgrade of gas distribution networks for Romania

Canadian ji capacity building activities
Canadian JI Capacity Building Activities

  • Caspian Basin GHG Emissions Reduction Training Program: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan

  • Capacity-building in Ukraine: concluded April 2003:

    • Development of Ukrainian JI approval procedures

    • Technical assistance on Ukrainian GHG inventory

    • JI projects database (available online)

  • Sponsored workshops in Poland, Hungary and Russia

  • Contributed to Russian climate change publication

Canadian private sector and ji opportunities in russia
Canadian Private Sector and JI Opportunities in Russia


  • Rehabilitation of natural gas infrastructure

  • Engineering services related to oil refinery sector, oil and gas exploration, aluminium smelters, and mining industry

  • Potential markets for: energy efficient buildings, small hydro, fugitive methane emissions

    Commercial presence:

  • Russian crude oil significant Canadian import

  • Recent resurgence of Canadian investment in Russian LNG sources

Specific ji projects for eits
Specific JI Projects for EITs

  • Small hydro project in Poland

  • 2 projects in Russia

    Projects at feasibility stage:

  • Projects under consideration for Ukraine, Poland Romania and Russia

For more information
For more information ...

Canada’s CDM & JI Office

Climate Change and Energy Division (ESC)

Foreign Affairs Canada

111 Sussex Drive

City Hall, 2nd Floor

Ottawa, ON K1N 1J1

Tel: (613) 944-3039

Fax: (613) 944-0064

E-mail: [email protected]