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Basic Concept of the JCM

About the JCM

Basic Concept of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)

  • Facilitating diffusion of leading low carbon technologies, products, systems, services, and infrastructure as well as implementation of mitigation actions, and contributing to sustainable development of developing countries.
  • Appropriately evaluating contributions from Japan to GHG emission reductions or removals in a quantitative manner and use them to achieve Japan's emission reduction target.
  • Contributing to the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC by facilitating global actions for GHG emission reductions or removals.

About the JCM

Japan establishes and implements the JCM in order both to appropriately evaluate contributions from Japan to GHG emission reductions or removals in a quantitative manner achieved through the diffusion of low carbon technologies, products, systems, services, and infrastructure as well as implementation of mitigation actions in developing countries, and to use them to achieve Japan's emission reduction target. As of July 2016, Japan has started the JCM with 16 partner countries (Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile and Myanmar and Thailand). In addition, the Philippines and Japan signed an aide memoire with intent to establish the JCM.

The rules and guidelines adopted under the Joint Committee established by Japan and each partner country as well as up-to-date information on methodologies and projects are uploaded on the JCM website.

Relevant documents of the JCM

Date Title
Aug 22, 2016

Archives

Information on JCM Partner Countries

Mongolia Bangladesh Ethiopia Kenya Maldives Viet Nam
 
Laos Indonesia Costa Rica Palau Cambodia Mexico
 
Saudi Arabia Chile Myanmar Thailand

Methodologies and Projects Information

Methodologies Projects
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