BASREC Regional Handbook on Procedures for Joint Implementation in the Baltic Sea Region

Version 2 June 2006

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This report presents the third evaluation of the Nordic Swan ecolabelling scheme. The evaluation is conducted from the perspective of the public administration, and it examines the role of the Nordic Swan in a policy context. Recommendations are presented for authorities in the Nordic countries and for the bodies operating the schemes on a Nordic and national level. The evaluation focuses on current opportunities and challenges in the operating environment of the scheme. It examines the relations between the Nordic Swan and the EU Eco-label in the Nordic countries, including their governance procedures, popularity and reception in the market. Other current topics addressed include the progress achieved by the Nordic marketing strategy for the Swan and some current governance issues in the scheme, including the grounds for public funding for the Nordic Swan. The report also analyses the relations between the Swan and other environmental information systems. In particular, the report investigates the opportunities and challenges ensuing from the current attention to climate issues for the Nordic Swan. The printed report will be available mid April 2008



Developing JI Projects under the Testing Ground Agreement

This chapter provides information on Testing Ground project eligibility, as well as basic information on risks, costs, and revenues associated with contracting ERUs. A project participant will have to weigh up the transaction costs against the revenues that can be expected from the sale of emissions reductions, and whether the risks of credit delivery can be adequately managed or covered.


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