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Support of the Development of CDM-/JI-Projects (I):

For operators, that fall under the EU-directive on emissions trading, both CDM- as well as JI-projects according to the Kyoto Protocol constitute a cost-effective alternative to abatement measures in their own facilities. For host countries and project developers these projects offer an additional stream of income in hard currencies to finance modern technologies and sustainable development paths.

Berechnung der EmissionsminderungIn both project types companies from industrialised countries (or their governments) invest into abatement projects either in other industrialised countries (JI - Joint Implementation) or developing countries (CDM - Clean Development Mechanism). For every ton of carbon emissions avoided by the projects investors generate emission credits.

These are calculated as difference of the baseline and the actual emissions of the projects.

In the case of JI-projects the generated emissions credits are called ERU (Emission Reduction Units). According to article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol ERU can be obtained beginning in the year 2008. In the case of CDM-projects credits are named CER (Certified Emission Reductions). According to article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol these can be generated since the year 2000. 

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