Climate Change

March 30, 2020

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

By facilitating the diffusion of leading low-carbon technologies through the JCM, Japan will contribute to measures to address climate change on a global scale. Under the JCM, Japan will evaluate its contributions to GHG emission reductions or removals in a quantitative manner and use them to achieve Japan’s emission reduction target.

JCM partnership document is signed by 17 countries including those in Asia, Africa, Small Island Developing States(SIDS), Latin America and the Middle East.

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), projects partnering with Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), Asian Development Bank (ADB) trust fund, REDD+ model project, 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.

(picture) Joint Crediting Mechanism

2. JCM partner countries

Japan has held consultations for the JCM with developing countries 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 and the Philippines.

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