About: Joint Implementation

Climate change 28-09-2011

Offsetting carbon: The UN’s Joint Implementation scheme (JI)

As part of the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations developed a market-based mechanism called Joint Implementation (JI) which allows rich nations to obtain credits for carbon reduction projects in "transition" economies such as Russia, Ukraine and the EU's former communist states. But the system is complex to manage and has yielded little results so far, raising questions about its continuation after Kyoto expires.
Climate change 02-10-2003

Negligence in implementation of waste directive upsets Parliament

On 1 October, the Parliament's environment committee examined an own-initiative report on the implementation of the waste framework directive.
Climate change 28-07-2003

Implementation of EU environmental law is too often late and incorrect

The Commission released its fourth annual report on the implementation of EU environmental legislation in the Member States on 17 July. Main findings show that Member States comply poorly with the legislation related to nature protection, environmental impact assessment, water and waste.
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2003

From bad to worse: Member States fail to implement EU Internal Market laws

Only 5 Member States are doing well on implementing EU Internal Market laws, with upcoming EU President Italy in the last place, according to the newest Scoreboard presented on 5 May.
Climate change 09-04-2003

Eight countries taken to Court over end-of-life vehicles directive

The Commission decided on 8 April to refer eight Member States to the EU's Court of Justice because they failed to transpose the European rules on the scrapping of old cars.
Climate change 29-01-2003

Not much progress on implementation of end-of-life vehicles Directive

On 27 January, the Parliament's Environment Committee held a question and answer session with the Commission to find out that the end-of-life vehicles Directive, whose implementation deadline passed already in April last year, has still not been transposed into national law by more than half of the Member States.
Enlargement 15-01-2003

Romania most attractive country for joint projects to combat climate change

Romania gets top position in a study on most attractive Eastern-European countries for Joint Implementation (JI) projects under the Kyoto protocol.
EU Priorities 2020 12-11-2002

Member States fail to implement internal market legislation

According to the Commission's latest Internal Market Scoreboard, the EU Member States are increasingly failing to transpose Internal Market legislation into national law. On the positive side, the Scoreboard also shows that citizens and businesses are reasonably satisfied with the benefits the Internal Market has brought them.
Climate change 03-12-2001

Environmental reporting not effective

Most information collected by Member States on the effects and effectiveness of EU environmental legislation is ineffective, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Climate change 09-01-2001

Conciliation agreement on environmental inspections

The Conciliation Committee reaches agreement on the Recommendation on environmental inspections in Member States