has been the progress to date?
|In September 1994,
USIJI distributed guidelines for preparing USIJI proposals. In October
1994, the USIJI began accepting proposals for consideration. The first
round of evaluations culminated in February 1995 with 7 accepted projects
representing $40 million in private investments.
Since that time, ten additional
rounds of project evaluation have been completed. The USIJI portfolio of
accepted projects is now comprised of forty projects from 19 countries
on four continents. These projects encompass a broad spectrum of technologies
and practices ranging from sustainable land management to improvements
in the efficiency of energy generation and use.
Click here to view the USIJI
Project Fact Sheet.
USIJI and its sponsoring agencies
have obtained joint Statements of Intent on JI with several countries.
One such statement was signed by Vice President Al Gore and Costa Rica
President Jose Maria Figueres on September 30, 1994. Another Statement
of Intent on JI between the United States and Bolivia was signed on October
In a little under four years, USIJI
has become the most developed JI pilot program worldwide. Its international
activities have positively influenced international understanding of JI
and its broad acceptance by Parties
to the FCCC. USIJI will continue to announce additional solicitations
and contribute to the international understanding of joint implementation.
Click here for a list of Milestones
in the USIJI Process
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