Climate Change

November 7, 2022

The JCM is a system to cooperate with developing countries for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in which the result of reduction is assessed as contribution by both partner countries and Japan.

1. Overview of the mechanism

The JCM aims to facilitate diffusion of leading decarbonizing technologies and infrastructure, etc., through investment by Japanese entities, thereby contributing to GHG emission reductions or removals and sustainable development in partner countries. The JCM contribute to the achievement of both countries’ NDCs (Note) by evaluating Japan’s contributions in a quantitative manner and acquiring the part of credit.

As of October 2022JCM partnership document is signed by 24 countries.

In order to promote the JCM, support is being provided for implementing JCM projects (JCM model projects by Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Asian Development Bank (ADB) trust fund, JCM demonstration projects by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization(NEDO), feasibility studies, etc. and support for administrative processes related to JCM project cycle.

(Note)NDC(Nationally Determined Contribution): The Paris Agreement requests each country to outline and communicate their emissions reduction target every five years.

(picture) Joint Crediting Mechanism

2. JCM partner countries

Japan has held consultations for the JCM since 2011 and has established the JCM with Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines , Senegal, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia, Sri Lanka, and Uzbekistan.

 CountryDate and PlaceSigner(Japan)Signer(Partner Country)
1MongoliaJanuary 8 2013
Amb. SHIMIZU TakenoriSanjaasuren Oyun, Minister for Environment and Green Development
2BangladeshMarch 19 2013
Amb. SADOSHIMA ShiroShafiqur Rahman Patiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest People’s Republic
3EthiopiaMay 27 2013
Addis Ababa
Amb. KISHIMO HiroyukiAhmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic
4KenyaJune 12 2013
Amb. TAKATA ToshihisaALI D. MOHAMED, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
5MaldivesJune 29 2013
ISHIHARA Nobuteru, Minister of the EnvironmentMariyam Shakeela, Mnister of Environment and Energy
6Viet NamJuly 2 2013
MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister of Economy, Trade and IndustryNguyen Minh Quang, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
7Lao PDRAugust 7 2013
Amb. YOKOTA JunkoNoulinh SINBANDHIT, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
8IndonesiaAugust 26 2013
KISHIDA Fumio, Minister for Foreign AffairHatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs
9Costa RicaDecember 9 2013
ISHIHARA Nobuteru, Minister of the EnvironmentRene Castro Salazar, Minister of Environment and Energy
10PalauJanuary 13 2014
ISHIHARA Nobuteru, Minister of the EnvironmentCharles Obichang, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Industry and Commerce
11CambodiaApril 11 2014
Phnom Penh
Amb. KUMAMARU YujiSAY Samal, Minister of Environment
12MexicoJuly 25 2014
Mexico city
MEGATA Shuichiro
Juan José Guerra Abud, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
13Saudi ArabiaMay 13 2015(Amb. OKUDA Norihirp)(Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Vice Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources)
14ChileMay 26 2015 SantiagoAmb. NIKAI NaotoHeraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs
15MyanmarSeptember 16 2015
Nay pyi Taw
Amb. HIGUCHI TateshiThet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry
16ThaiNovember 19 2015 TokyoMARUKAWA Tamayo, Minister of the EnvironmentGeneral Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
17PhilippinesJanuary 12 2017 ManilaAmb. ISHIKAWA KazuhideRegina Paz L. Lopez, Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
18SenegalAugust 25 2022
Amb. IZAWA OsamuAdbou Karim SALL, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development
19TunisiaAugust 26 2022
HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign AffairsOthman JERANDI, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisian Abroad
20AzerbaijanSeptember 5 2022
Amb. WADA JunichiMukhtar BABAYEV, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources
21MoldovaSeptember 6 2022 Amb. KATAYAMA YoshihiroIuliana CANTARAGIU, Minister of Environment
22GeorgiaSeptember 13 2022Amb. IMAMURA AkiraOtar Shamugia, Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
23Sri LankaOctober 10 2022Amb. MIZUKOSHI HideakiAnil Jasinghe, the Secretary of Ministry of Environment
24UzbekistanOctober 25 2022Amb. FUJIYAMA Yoshinori Jamsid Khodjayev, Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade
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