Joint Implementation Network (JIN)
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JIN Climate and Sustainability (Joint Implementation Network) was established in 1995 as knowledge centre for climate change policy issues in general and the concept of emissions trading in particular. During the first five years of its operation, JIN regularly advise the Netherlands Government on the concepts of Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Next to these activities, JIN advised private sector companies on how they could participate in JI and CDM projects.
Between 2000 and 2007, JIN was involved in a number of projects for the European Commission on climate policy issues and in particular the CDM. JIN coordinated two EU funded projects (FP6 and FP7): PROBASE on streamlining GHG accounting processes, and ENTTRANS how the CDM could contribute to accelerating technology transfer to developing countries (ENTTRANS). 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 to help potential CDM host countries establish their capacity for identifying project opportunities, matching these opportunities with national development priorities and creating the conditions for successful project implementation.
Since 2008, JIN has been involved in the process of updating the Handbook for conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change (TNA), under supervision of UNDP. For UNEP and UNDP, and together with ECN, a website has been developed with descriptions of low emission and low vulnerability technologies and measures as a tool to support decision makers in becoming more familiar with technologies they have not been familiar with.