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Credit Issued in a Project under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with Lao PDR

January 22, 2019

On January 22, 2019, a total of 207 tons of credit was issued for a project under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with Lao PDR. This is the first issuance of a JCM credit since the inauguration of the JCM with Lao PDR in 2013. Jointly with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Lao PDR, the project has been implemented as a demonstration project operated by NEDO.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will continue to advance various JCM projects.

1. Outline of the JCM project

The government of Japan has been proactively advancing JCM projects with developing countries with the aim of promoting the dissemination of Japan's outstanding low-carbon technologies and products to developing countries to advance global-level countermeasures against climate change.

METI hereby announces that JCM credit was issued in the following project.

Setting a goal of developing a high-quality, energy-efficient data center for the first time in Lao PDR, this NEDO JCM demonstration project aims to design and implement a container-type data center in Japan, introduce it into the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Lao PDR and demonstrate the energy efficient performance of the center. Taking advantage of the JCM project, NEDO implements a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) approach in calculating the amount of greenhouse gas emissions for the project and makes the efficiency of the technology visible. Through this project, Japan and Lao PDR are attempting to find an approach to promoting activities that limit greenhouse gas emissions through future dissemination of the technology.

Reference: Outline of the JCM

The JCM offers a framework in which Japan's efforts to provide outstanding low-carbon technologies and products are appropriately evaluated as Japan’s contributions to CO2 reduction. Three ministries, i.e., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment, have been advancing bilateral meetings with countries interested in the JCM. Japan has established the JCM with 17 countries (Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines) as of the date of this release. As part of this initiative, METI has been conducting feasibility studies, demonstration projects and other efforts aiming to establish new specific projects under the JCM.

Division in Charge

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