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The Japanese Government has taken an initiative in promoting market mechanisms. Outlines of Support Programmes under the initiative are introduced in this page.
Starting from FY2010, BOCM Feasibility Studies have been undertaken for the purpose of accumulating knowledge and experience concerning the new mechanisms, and 3 projects in FY2010, 29 projects in FY2011 were implemented.
In FY2012, 12 projects for BOCM Feasibility Studies and 13 projects for MRV Demonstration Studies using Model Projects have been selected and are currently underway.
CDM/JI Feasibility Studies Scheme has supported 192 projects, of which 13 projects have been registered as CDM projects by the CDM Executive Board between FY1999 and FY2011, and FY 2012, 4 projects have been selected and currently underway.
|More Information (Global Environment Center Foundation (GEC) Website)|
|List of Selected Projects|
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has supported 30 projects in 2010 and 10 projects in 2011 (both includes 5 projects in Non-Energy Field), and in 2012, 33 projects (includes 6 projects in Non-Energy Field) have been selected and are currently underway.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has also supported 40 projects (22 Studies: Project Exploration and Planning, 18 Studies: Project Development and Organization) in 2011, and in 2012, 21 projects (4 Studies: Project Exploration and Planning, 12 Studies: Project Development and Organization, 5 Studies: Follow-up for Project Development) has been selected and are currently underway.
|List of Selected Projects|
The New Mechanisms Information Platform was launched on April 2011. Based on the abovementioned experiences and network, it endeavors to introduce updated information on Japan’s policies and measure to promote the Bilateral Offset Credit Mechanism (BOCM), topics of interests on the development of international climate change negotiations and partnership among countries, and useful experiences such as past and ongoing practices etc. The New Mechanisms Information Platform also welcomes questions and comments from international stakeholders, including those who are interested in conducting mitigation activities using the BOCM.
Also, the Kyoto Mechanisms Information Platform website has been serving as the integrated portal offering information concerning Kyoto Mechanisms, including rules and guidance introduced by the UN and Governments, and information regarding projects and events.
Starting from FY2003, Japan has been supporting CDM capacity building in Asian countries to help the establishment of institutional arrangements and procedures, and the building of capacity for implementing the CDM. For the implementation of the activity, an implementing institution signed MOU/LOI with each of the Governments of Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, and Lao PDR. Through continued cooperation, mutual trust has been developed and strengthened between the host countries and Japan.
Capacity building for new mechanisms including the Bilateral Offset Credit Mechanisms launched from FY2011. Capacity building may utilize MOEJ’s experiences in various avtivities. Such establishment, operation and improvement of J-VER (Japan-verified emission reduction), which have unique features applicable to developing countries.
MOEJ also started capacity building for MRV in FY2011. Such capacity building are being conducted in Asia, Latin America and Africa uniquely, to reflect specific circumstances and capacities of those countries for implementing MRV.
Activities in each counties and overall（IGES webpage）