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JCM Feasibility Studies and Demonstration Projects FY2014

<Dissemination and Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasure Technology>
November 30, 2015

The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) will be held in Le Bourget, France from November 30 through December 11. The Conference is drawing a lot of attention around the world, expected to be a dramatic turning point in terms of climate change. At the Conference, a new international framework will be adopted, through which all the Parties, developing and developed countries, embark upon a new program for the mitigation of climate change towards a new goal determined at COP15 (“Copenhagen Accord) in 2009. The new goal is to limit the global warming to below two degrees Celsius (2°C) between now and 2100.

Under the Kyoto Protocol adopted at COP3 in 1997, mostly developed counties had taken initiatives on reduction of GHG emissions during 2008 through 2020 with the aim of mitigating climate change. This time, however, the Conference requires all the Parties to participate in the program. To discuss and conclude an agreement, 150 INDCs have been submitted by many countries as of November 26, 2015. The Japanese government also submitted its INDC dated July 17, 2015.

The Japanese government has proposed the “Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)” as one of the Framework for Various Approaches (FVA) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As of November, 2015, the Japanese government has signed bilateral documents with the following sixteen (16) countries to establish a partnership with and diffuse its low carbon technologies/products to those countries through JCM as one of its contributions to mitigate the climate change:

Mongolia, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Maldives, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Palau, Kingdom of Cambodia, United Mexican States, Republic of Chile, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Kingdom of Thailand.

As a member of facilitators for JCM, NEDO has conducted the feasibility studies for the exploration of demonstration projects under JCM since 2011, and also implemented demonstration projects in the countries with signed bilateral documents since 2013. With the ultimate aim of contributing to the objectives of the UNFCCC to reduce GHG emissions, NEDO will remain committed to low-carbon growth in developing countries through demonstration and verification of advanced low carbon technologies.

List of JCM Feasibility Studies and Demonstration and Verification Projects

  • [●]: Feasibility Studies for Project Development and Organization
  • [□]: JCM Demonstration and Verification Projects