The project-based Kyoto mechanisms, JI and CDM, are instruments for companies to cost-effectivelycomply with their emission reduction obligations. The Allocation Act 2012 creates generous frameworkconditions for the use of these mechanisms. In total, German companies can use CDM and JI for22% of their emission reduction obligations. This corresponds to 90 million emission reduction certificatesper year between 2008 and 2012.
This publication aims at helping German companies to effectively make use of thepotential of JI and CDM in Southern and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It providesthem with useful information on the general framework conditions of CDM/ JI in the selected countries.On the basis of that information, companies can pre-screen among countries and identify interestingmarkets for their investments.