The Joint Forum on Project Formation took place on 21 October 2005, at the Hotel Villa Magna Park Hyatt, in Madrid, Spain. The event was jointly organized by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and held in conjunction with the Fifth IETA Forum on the State of the Greenhouse Gas Market, on 19-20 October, at the Ritz Hotel, in Madrid, Spain. The Forum brought together business and governmental representatives from countries engaging in Joint Implementation (JI) activities under Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and focused on the prospects and possibilities of JI in light of practical examples and experiences already gained.
The Forum was attended by approximately 90 participants representing governments, UN agencies, and the business community, including various carbon funds and consultants. During this one-day event, the speakers addressed definitions, experiences, and potential rules for the two procedures (known as tracks) for implementing JI projects. Participants also heard presentations by government representatives on JI infrastructure and potential in a number of Central and Eastern European countries, followed by a discussion with invited business speakers and the participants. Read More.