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



General Introduction

This Handbook has been commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) and the Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC) programme. It builds on the Handbook published in January 2003. Its purpose is to provide a common understanding on the rules and procedures related to Joint Implementation projects in the energy sector. This would include projects in the following areas: energy supply projects, energy efficiency and energy saving projects (see Box 1 for an example of a potential JI project in the BASREC region). The Handbook is intended for use by project participants considering or currently developing Joint Implementation (JI) projects under the BASREC Testing Ground (see section 1.2).


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