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Feasibility Study for the Joint Crediting Mechanism for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation-Plus

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) called for the submission of candidate projects for the FY2014 Feasibility Study (FS) for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation-Plus (REDD+), and it has selected 6 projects through fair examination by an external committee. METI hereby announces these projects.

1. Outline of the FY2014 FS for JCM

The Government of Japan is now promoting the establishment of the JCM with developing countries, aiming to proactively encourage the dissemination of Japan’s world-class low-carbon technology and products to developing countries, so as to promote measures for global warming mitigation worldwide.

In terms of the JCM, this project was established to study the feasibility of cooperation by Japanese companies in developing projects, applicable methodologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and ideal ways of establishing other approaches, in the fields of Reduction of Emissions from REDD+. By doing so, the project aims to visualize the potential contributions of Japanese enterprises in the fields of REDD+.

2. Examination process and the results

Invitation period: From April 22 (Tue.) to May 23 (Fri.), 2014
Number of applications: 6
Number of projects: 6

3. List of successful projects

Countries subject to the project Companies Proposed project
Indonesia Marubeni Corporation REDD+ in Central Kalimantan
Indonesia Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. Large-scale countermeasures against peatland fires in Central Kalimantan
Indonesia Kanematsu Corporation; ERM Japan Ltd. REDD+ in Sulawesi
Indonesia Shimizu Corporation Degraded peatland management in Jambi
Indonesia YL Building Co., Ltd. REDD+ in South Sumatera
Indonesia Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.; Chugai Technos Corporation Creating alternative agricultural land through utilizing of potassium silicate fertilizer

Release Date

June 30, 2014

Division in Charge

Global Environmental Partnership and Technologies Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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