Foundation Joint Implementation Network (JIN), established in 1995, is an international knowledge center concerning climate change policy issues. The mission of JIN is to serve as a knowledge centre for climate change policy issues in general and the concept of emissions trading in particular.
JIN is a highly specialized carbon market and technology transfer advisory unit, acting independently on a not-for-profit basis. Our core team is comprised of specialists working in advisory roles for carbon market participants since its inception. Our field of expertise has broadened over the years and now includes issues such as climate change and energy policy, technology transfer, sustainable development, and energy market liberalization.
JIN has formulated a network of interested parties for analyzing modalities of Non-ETS offset projects and disseminate national experiences. All publicly available information will be present in this webpage.
The members of the network are:
The Joint Implementation Network (JIN) was established in 1994 with the aim to create an information platform for the relatively new climate change concept of Joint Implementation (JI). Two years earlier JI had been included in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change as an instrument for greenhouse gas emissions trading between countries through projects. The platform was targeted at key players in JI projects, such as business community representatives, policy makers, knowledge centers, and consultants.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH comprises 14 research units and is one of the largest non-university research institutions in Austria. Our role as an innovative partner for business and administration is reflected in our wide range of services: apart from applied research and development for small and medium-sized enterprises we offer custom-designed technical business consulting and vast expertise in interdisciplinary management of complex research contracts at a national and international level. In the context of environmental protection JOANNEUM RESEARCH offers technical solutions as well as solutions at the interface between economy, science and politics, for example: Analyzing options for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, Developing methods and consulting in emissions trading and flexible project mechanisms, Development of framework conditions aimed at enhancing the market attractiveness of renewable energy sources, Developing and improving systems for the increased use of these energy systems, Analyzing institutional questions of environmental and climate policy as well as risk management, Analyzing economic impacts of climate change.
FA - Fondazione per l'Ambiente (Foundation for the Enviroment) was funded in Turin (Italy) by 23 public and private institutions operating in Piedmont (north-western Italy) and works as an independent non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation in the field of policy analysis at regional level, promoting research, communication and experts’ training both on environmental policies and regulation of local public services.
environmentally friendly solutions (eco2ro) is a small enterprise established in 2007 aiming to provide innovative research and consultancy services in the fields of climate change and climate change policy. Our focus is the Romanian market (governmental and nongovernmental enterprises and agencies) where we developed excellent cooperation relationships with private and state owned partners, as well as with NGOs active in the field. We are involved in projects based on the Kyoto Protocol, Voluntary Carbon Market Standards, EU-ETS regulation, Urban Carbon management.
NTUA-EPU is a multidisciplinary scientific unit that operates within the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). The unit offers research services on energy-related issues at urban, regional, national and international level as well as consulting, training and R&D services on a wide range of complex societal and technical issues. NTUA-EPU has a long tradition in consulting, promotion, training and research activities in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation, renewable, climate change, environmental planning at regional and national level, sustainable development, including multi-criteria support tools and methods for the assessment of sustainable development policies/strategies. High quality consultant services that are provided on the energy policy area include market assessment for energy efficient and environmental friendly technologies, promotion of market penetration of these technologies, conduction of dissemination activities, energy management and efficiency, institutional support for energy technology development, etc.
CE.Si.S.P. is an interuniversity Centre for the Development of Product Sustainability, coming from the interaction among different specialised abilities, Academic Seats and Advanced Research Centres. It is deeply interdisciplinary and consists of academic professors, academic research fellows, PhD engineers and experts in the field of Sustainable Development, Process and Material Engineering, Economics and Political Science, Carbon Strategy and Management. CE.Si.S.P. aims at promoting and coordinating research methodological activities applied to the following fields: Climate Change (Carbon Management and Trading), Life Cycle Assessment of products and services (LCA, EPDs, Eco-design), Integrated Product Policies (IPP) and Sustainability Innovation and Marketing.
"Energieinstitut der Wirtschaft GmbH (Energy Institute for Business) was founded in April 2008 as a not-for-profit limited company. It acts as a catalyst and platform for activities in the fields of climate protection and energy, and complements the existing offer of organisations and initiatives working on related topics, with a special view to the needs of Austrian businesses. We conduct studies and co-ordinate programmes in close co-operation with representatives of the business world, academia and public authorities, in order to support Austrian businesses, especially small and medium sized ones, to step up their implementation of climate protection measures on the one hand, and on the other hand, help businesses capitalise on market chances as suppliers of products, technologies and services to improve energy efficiency."
The Council of Catalan Chambers of Commerce is a corporation governed by public law. It aims to develop and deliver services to enterprises for improving competitiveness and innovation and represent all economic activities within its territory, the Catalonia region in Spain
CDC Climat is Caisse des Dépôts’ subsidiary launched in February 2010 to tackle climate change by taking action in three areas:
The Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT) specialises in applied economic research, particularly in the area of public economics. It is an independent research organisation funded by the Finnish Ministry of Finance. In addition VATT also carries out studies acquired through competitive bidding. Its function is to support the preparation of economic policy decisions and the discussion concerning fiscal and budgetary policy alternatives. VATT’s studies deal with the effects of public policy measures on the structure of the economy, public finances, households and companies, competitiveness and long-run development of the national economy of Finland, amongst thers in the context of sustainable development requirements.
The Carbon Markets & Investors Association (CMIA) is an international trade association representing close to 50 companies that finance, invest in, and provide enabling support to activities that reduce emissions. CMIA's membership accounts for an estimated 75 per cent of the global carbon market, valued at USD 130 billion in 2009. Solely representing organizations that provide services to and invest in the environmental sector, membership does not include any entities with compliance obligations under cap-and-trade schemes. This results in a unique advocacy platform with emphasis on the environmental integrity of market mechanisms and climate change policies.
Jos Cozijnsen, consulting attorney emissions trading, is since 1998 based out of Utrecht, The Netherlands, as self-employed consultant. His role is for many entrepreneurs, to give advice how to gain access to the carbon market. Though The Netherlands has decided not to host Joint Implementation projects, he is involved in many projects that generate credits on the voluntary carbon market.
With extensive international environmental law experience, he is deeply knowledgeable about the Kyoto Protocol's market mechanisms, international attitudes towards such mechanisms and about current developments in this field. Against this background he is active in advocating the elaboration of EU wide domestic offsets, so that non ETS projects can get access to the compliance carbon market.
The Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) was founded in 1983. It was established as one of the first organisations worldwide to provide assessment and certification services. Its Climate Service focuses on both existing (e.g. CDM including PoAs, JI, Gold Standard, VCS, Swiss Climate Cent Foundation & Swiss Climate CO2e Label Projects) and upcoming (e.g. EU ETS Art 24a domestic offsets; REDD) areas requiring validation and verification services. Its Climate Service is built by a team of carbon market professionals and environmental auditors ensuring that audits are client focused in addition to the "Swiss-ness" of being punctual and accurate. It is a real professional association that is not profit-driven therefore its (growth) strategy is not guided by sales targets, but by commitment to environmental principles and to client satisfaction. Assigned SQS auditors and client officers are permanent staff not involved in any commercial, financial or other operations which might influence their independence of judgment and integrity in relation to their activities. Finally, SQS is a partner of IQNET, the biggest certification network in the world, having access to local expertise on five continents.
The Danish Energy Agency engages nationally and internationally in administrative and policy development issues regarding the production, supply and consumption of energy - as well as the efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The Agency is responsible for the public administration related to the production, supply and utilisation of energy, as well as a number of tasks related to climate change policy. The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976 as a regulatory body under the Ministry of Climate and Energy. The Department of Climate and Energy Economics supplies the Danish Energy Agency's scientific basis for climate and energy policy in the form of data and statistics, economic analyses and methods, projections and climate research. The Department is also responsible for a number of concrete measures such as the national CO2 credit purchasing programme, coordination of national activities regarding adaptation, climate campaigns, et