COP25: UNFCCC Official Side Event (10 Dec, 18:30 - 20:00)

Report of UNFCCC COP25 Side Event in Madrid, Spain

The Article 6.2 mechanism: Synergistic approach to contribute to NDCs implementation and SDG achievement

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on cooperative approaches offers opportunities for Parties to voluntarily cooperate to promote NDC implementation, sustainable development and environmental integrity.


Market mechanisms including the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) have been delivering GHG emission reductions and co-benefits for Sustainable Development. The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), implemented under bilateral cooperation between Japan and partner countries, defines its objective as to promote diffusion of leading low- & zero-carbon technologies, to implement mitigation actions and to contribute to sustainable development.


Progress and potential of market mechanisms and the JCM for contributing to SDGs were shared and discussed.



10 December 2019, Tuesday, 18:30 – 20:00



UNFCCC Official Side Event Room 4



Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ); Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mongolia; Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)



Key stakeholders of the JCM


Side Event Report

IISD ENB+ Side Event Coverage (IISD website)



Side Event Flyer


  • Introduction
  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, President, OECC
18:35-19:15 Presentations
19:15-19:55 Panel Discussion with Q&A
  • Key Questions:
  • 1) What kind of co-benefits have been and can be generated through implementing mitigation projects (incl. JCM)?
  • 2) How can we maximize co-benefits created by the Article 6.2 mechanism (incl. JCM) contributing to sustainable development in project host countries?
  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, President, OECC
  • Panelists: Presenters above will join as panelists.
19:55-20:00 Closing


Exhibition Booth

OECC hosted an exhibition booth at COP25 together with IGES to display the recent information on the JCM. The electronic publications are uploaded in the UNFCCC website.


Wednesday, 11 December – Thursday, 12 December 2019 (2nd week of the COP25)



COP25, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Spain