Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the EnvironmentJapan Signed the Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation, Climate Change and the Joint Crediting Mechanism with Mongolia
On December 6, 2012, on the occasion of the 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP18) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is currently held in Doha, Qatar, the Government of Japan had a bilateral meeting with the Government of Mongolia. In the talk, Mr. Hiroyuki Nagahama, the Minister of the Environment (MOE) of Japan, signed the Japan-Mongolia Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation, Climate Change and the Joint Crediting Mechanism with Ms. Sanjaasuren Oyun, Minister for Environment and Green Development of Mongolia.
1. Summary of the joint statement
The ministers confirmed the mutual recognition that they will continue to strengthen and develop the mutual cooperation for maintaining and conserving the environment, and for resolving climate change issues, on the stable foundation built by the Japan-Mongolia relationship, while starting the operation of the Joint Crediting Mechanism* by early 2013 as well as signing the bilateral document as soon as possible for the purpose of starting the operation.
* The Joint Crediting Mechanism is a program in which Japan's contribution to the reduction and absorption of greenhouse gas emissions in partner countries through transferring Japan's low-carbon technology and products is calculated and evaluated as credits for Japan. Currently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and MOE are jointly proceeding bilateral consultation with countries that are interested in the mechanism.
December 6, 2012
Division in Charge
Global Environmental Partnership and Technologies Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau