Cover Image
close this bookOpportunities for forestry investment in Asia and the Pacific through carbon offset initiatives. (1997)
close this folder2.3 Private Sector Initiatives
View the document(introduction...)
View the document2.3.1 Edison Electric Institute
View the document2.3.2 The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
View the document2.3.3 E-7 Network For Expertise
View the document2.3.4 Forest Absorbing CO2 Emissions (FACE) Foundation

2.3.3 E-7 Network For Expertise

The E-7 is a non-profit international group of eight of the largest electric utilities in the world, including EDF of France, RWE of Germany, ENRI of Italy, Tokyo Electric and Kansai Electric of Japan, Ontario Hydro and Hydro Quebec of Canada and Southern California Edison of the United States. E-7 is providing assistance for GHG mitigation efforts under its, “E-7 Network of Expertise for Global Environment” and the E-7 working group on Greenhouse Gases and Joint Implementation.

The E-7 is focusing its AIJ programme on providing in-kind services to the energy sector in developing countries. However, E-7 is not committed to directly investing in formal mitigation projects. It is currently participating in three JI/AIJ type projects in Indonesia, Jordan and Zimbabwe. In Indonesia, the E-7 has contributed in-kind services, and plans to participate in local infrastructure development for a renewable energy system. In Jordan, it is assisting the Jordan Electricity Authority to increase efficiency of older thermal stations. E-7 is helping in micro hydro projects in Zimbabwe.