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Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the EnvironmentJCM High-level Roundtable was Held and the Partner Countries Issued a Joint StatementJapan and the 12 partner countries confirmed their cooperation in implementing the JCM program at the Japan Pavilion during the COP20

On December 11, 2014 (local time: December 10), the Government of Japan held a Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) High-level Roundtable as a side event to the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, currently held in Lima, Peru, and Japan and the JCM partner countries issued a joint statement.

1. Outline and the results of the roundtable

On December 11, 2014 (local time: December 10), the Government of Japan held a JCM High-level Roundtable as a side event to the COP 20, currently held in Lima, Peru, and Japan and the JCM partner countries issued a joint statement.

The meeting was attended by H.E. Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, Minister of the Environment of Japan and representatives of the 12 countries that have signed individual bilateral documents regarding the JCM program with Japan.

At the meeting, the representatives welcomed the development of the JCM and shared their expectation on the continued contributions to global greenhouse gas emission reductions and/or removals by promoting leading low carbon technologies through the JCM. In addition, they also confirmed their intention to continuously contribute to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by sharing experiences gained through the implementation of the JCM.

2. Participants of the roundtable

H.E. Mr. Yoshio Mochiduki, Minister of the Environment, Japan
H.E. Ms. Sanjaasuren Oyun, MP and Minister, Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia
H.E. Mr. Anwar Hossain Manju, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests, People's Republic of Bangladesh
H. E. Mr.Kare Chawicha Debessa, State Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Dr. Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Republic of Kenya
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer Ambassador / Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Republic of Maldives
Mr. Tran Hong HA, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Mr. Phouvong Luangxaysana, Director General, Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Mr. Rizal Edwin Manansang, Assistant Deputy Minister for Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Financing, Republic of Indonesia
Mr. Pascal Girot, Climate Change Advisor to the Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Republic of Costa Rica
H. E. Dr. Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Palau to the United Nations, the Republic of Palau
H. E. Dr. Sabu Ozano, Secretary of State of Ministry of Environment, Kingdom of Cambodia
Dr. Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, United Mexican States

Reference: The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)

The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) facilitates diffusion of leading low carbon technologies and evaluates contributions to GHG emission reductions or removals from Japan in a quantitative manner.Currently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) are jointly proceeding with bilateral negotiations with countries that are interested in the mechanism. Japan has concluded the program with 12 countries: Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia and Mexico.

For more information, visit the following website
http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/energy_environment/global_warming/global.html

Appendices

Release date

December 11, 2014

Division in charge

Global Environmental Collaboration Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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