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Mongolia: Installation of High-efficiency Heat Only Boilers in 118th School of Ulaanbaatar City Project [SUURI-KEIKAKU Co., Ltd.]

Dec 20, 2016

In the school of Ulaanbaatar City, old-fashioned boilers were replaced with high-efficiency Heat Only Boilers (HOB). The energy efficiency of old-fashioned boilers had been poor, and had discharged much smoke.

The improvement of boiler efficiency gave delight to local residents, who now enjoy clean air realized by the newest technology, saying "Previously, we suffered from smells/smoke of burned coal when we opened windows. But now, we feel much comfortable without smoke."

This project was broadcasted by NHK, Japan's public TV station! (NHK ONLINE top page, available in Japanese only)
Mongolia, the partner country of the JCM (NHK "ECO CHANNEL", movie is available)

This project is conducted as a JCM model project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
GEC Website
JCM Website

118th School of Ulaanbaatar City where new boilers were installed

Students playing music at an opening ceremony

Newly installed boilers

Signboard indicating that the project is supported by the JCM financing program (Government of Japan)

Students feeling comfortable in the school

Kids feeling comfortable in the school

Vietnam: Eco-driving by Utilizing Digital Tachograph System [Nippon Express Co., Ltd.]

Dec 9, 2016

In this project, 130 trucks in use by NIPPON EXPRESS (VIETNAM) are fitted with an eco-drive improving system using digital tachographs* and the drivers are given advice in order to improve their driving behavior.
Eco-driving contributes to CO2 emission reduction and also to decrease the number of traffic accidents.

* Digital tachograph is a system to record running distance and relevant data on driving behavior of drivers. Those data are analyzed to clarify their driving behavior and utilized for eco-driving training for drivers.

The 1 minute movie to introduce eco-driving drivers is available at:
NIPPON EXPRESS website (available in Japanese only)

This project is conducted as a JCM model project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
GEC Website
JCM Website

Leader of drivers explains about eco-driving

A truck with digital tachographs and a driver taking the training program

Drivers take the eco-driving class eagerly.

A Driver smiles after finishing the training program of eco-driving

JCM Side Event at the COP22

Nov 28, 2016

18 Nov was the final day of the COP22 Japan Pavilion, which attracted around 1,500 delegates, executives and NGOs during 2 weeks. To adjourn the Japan Pavilion, the side event “Achievements and Current Progress of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM): Cooperative approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement” was held.

At every COP, the JCM side events have been co-organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) since 2011. The climax of the event was a dynamic panel discussion inviting panelists from JCM partner countries! This time, the OECC interviewed and invited comments from Indonesia and Mongolia, which issued JCM credits in 2016, as well as Cambodia and Chile.

While the status of JCM implementation differs from one country to another, as some countries have developed many projects already while other countries are trying to promote its implementation in the near future, the panelists from each partner country shared various experiences and opinions, and expressed their expectation on further development of the JCM.

In the beginning of the event, the UNFCCC secretariat and the MOEJ shared updates on the market mechanisms including the JCM in the climate change negotiations.

COP22 Japan Pavilion Website

"Rich experienced JCM gentlemen" discussing their experience and next steps of JCM scheme

Despite the final day of the COP22, around 60 participants attending and showing their keen interests in the JCM.

COP22: 4th JCM Partner Countries' High-level Meeting

Nov 18, 2016

4th JCM Partner Countries' High-level Meeting was held on 17th November (16th local time) at the Japan Pavilion at the COP22.

Ministers and Representatives from 16 JCM partner countries and Japan have participated in the meeting. Mr. Yamamoto, Minister of the Environment, Japan gave opening remarks. The Ministers and Representatives welcomed the progress in the JCM including the issuance of JCM credits, and shared their continuous will to further implement the JCM through mutual cooperation.

Press release by the Ministry of the Environment

Ministers and Representatives from partner countries and Japan

National flags of 16 partner countries and Japan for the group photo

COP22: Japan Pavilion

Nov 15, 2016

Various events regarding climate change are being held in the Japan Pavilion at the COP22 from 7 to 18 November.

There are also several events regarding the JCM. JICA and the government of Indonesia co-organized one of those events "Updates on Mitigation Policy and Measures towards Low Carbon Development in Indonesia - Lesson Learnt from Implementation of Joint Crediting Mechanism" in the morning of 11 November.

In the discussion session, relevant agencies from Indonesia, Japan and other countries/organizations participated in the event and discussed about the progress of JCM implementation, lessons learned and future challenges in Indonesia.

There were participants from Asian and African countries in addition to Indonesia and Japan and actively discussed about the JCM.

COP22 Japan Pavilion Website

The Ministry of the Environment gave opening remarks.

Indonesia and some other countries/organizations joined the event and discussed about the JCM

Bangladesh: 50MW Solar PV Power Plant Project [Pacific Consultants Co.,Ltd.]

Nov 4, 2016

On 19 October, the signing ceremony has been held between Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and a power company, for the establishment of a large-scale solar PV power plant!

Bangladesh aims to increase renewable energy capacity by 3.1 GW by 2021. Located in Mymensingh Division, to the north of Dakha, 50 MW solar PV plant will definitely contribute to scale up the share of renewable energy in Bangladesh.

This project was selected under the JCM Financing Programme by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan in 2015.

The project information is available at the GEC website:
GEC Website

Power Purchase Agreement has been signed at the ceremony.
Reference: http://ep-bd.com/online/details.php?sec=1&cid=31&id=20729

JCM promotion at the COP22

Nov 1, 2016

2 weeks of the renowned conference "COP22" is approaching a week later, starting from 7 Nov at Marrakech, Morocco. COP22 stands for the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC.

At the Japan Pavilion and the OECC exhibit, the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) will be highlighted in posters, AReader Cards, Side Events and so on.

COP22 Japan Pavilion Website

A poster introducing JCM credit issuance in Indonesia and Mongolia

Smartphone application. As you take a photo of the marker of AReader Cards, JCM project movie pops up.

Distributing brochures to outline the JCM and its projects.

Thailand: Introduction of Solar PV System on Factory Rooftop [Pacific Consultants Co.,Ltd.]

Oct 24, 2016

Large solar PV system (approx. 1 MW) was installed at the factory complex manufacturing steel products and furniture in the suburb of Bangkok. PV panels made by Panasonic can be seen from a nearby high way.

The company plans to start renewable energy business at this occasion.

This project is conducted as a JCM model project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
The project information is available at the GEC website:
GEC Website

Solar power generation system on the rooftop of the head quarter building

Solar power generation system on the rooftop of the plant

Panels covering the roof of the headquarter building

Indonesia: Energy Efficient Refrigerants to Cold Chain Industry [Mayekawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd.]

Oct 17, 2016

An increase in sales of frozen/chilled food is expected in Indonesia.

Energy Efficient Refrigerators using natural refrigerant (NH3 and CO2) were installed at food industry and logistics industry warehouses in Indonesia. Not only the productivity and energy efficiency has improved, but the safety of the product has been ensured and working environment has also improved.

This project is conducted as a JCM model project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
The project information is available at:
GEC Website
JCM website (ID002)
JCM website (ID003)

Energy Efficient Refrigerator system

Installed freezer at food industry

The cold storage by installed efficient refrigerator

The 4th Joint Committee of the Joint Crediting Mechanism between Mongolia and Japan was held in Ulaanbaatar.

Oct 5, 2016

The 4th Joint Committee of the JCM between Mongolia and Japan was held with representatives from both governments in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 29th September. Important issues and items regarding JCM project development are discussed at the Joint Committee.

This time, issuance of the first JCM credits in Mongolia was approved!

This news was broadcasted in a local TV program in Mongolia and high attention is paid by the Mongolian people towards the progress of the JCM.
The meeting report of the Joint Committee is available at:
JCM website

Our new Column on the JCM starts now!

Oct 5, 2016

Japan is implementing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) in order to contribute to global GHG emission reduction. The Historic "Paris Agreement" was adopted last year and the use of market mechanisms including the JCM was articulated under Article 6 of the Agreement.

This page will introduce JCM projects in the world which contribute to the promotion of worldwide low-carbonization.
Furthermore, we launch a Facebook page!
Please "Like" and add to your Favorites list. (Facebook page of Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan: OECC)
<Why the JCM?>
The threat of Climate change is becoming more and more serious and it is necessary to drastically reduce GHG emission such as CO2. In addition to domestic measures, Japan is implementing the JCM with partner developing countries to reduce GHG emission.

Now that there are 16 partner countries in the world, Japan is promoting dissemination of leading low-carbon technologies through the JCM.
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