Who We Are
JIN Climate and Sustainability was established in 1995 as Joint Implementation Network (JIN), with the objective to enhance international information exchange about climate change policies and measures. The initial focus of JIN’s activities was on GHG emissions trading mechanisms to increase cost-effectiveness of climate change mitigation (JI, CDM). As GHG emissions trading expended towards energy security and sustainable development, JIN’s project portfolio was extended to low emission technology transfer within sustainable growth contexts. These projects are carried out for national governments, European Commission, UNDP, UNFCCC, UNEP and REEEP. As a tool for information exchange on its projects and international policy developments JIN publishes the Joint Implementation Quarterly (JIQ Magazine). JIN is officially accredited as observer during UNFCCC negotiation sessions.
Through the EU research projects PUBLENEF (Horizon 2020; 2016-2019), ENSPOL (IEE; 2014-2016), BIOTEAM (IEE; 2013-2016), POLIMP (FP7; 2013-2016), APRAISE (FP7; 2011-2014), ENTTRANS (FP6; 2006-2007) and PROBASE (FP5; 2001-2002), in which JIN participated as coordinator, the JIN team has extensive experience with project management and coordination tasks.
For UNDP a handbook was written for conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change (TNA). In addition to these research oriented projects, JIN teamed with other EU-funded projects in programmes such as SYNERGY, Pro-Eco Asia, and EU-Thailand Small Project Facility, with a substantial stakeholder analysis role. JIN and its members over the years have built a substantial expertise in the climate, renewable energy and energy efficiency policy design and evaluation, with a focus on the end-use sectors.