UNFCCC SB50 Side Event in Bonn, Germany

“Regional Focused Dialogue on NDC Implementation in Southeast Asian Countries – Facilitating Joint Crediting Mechanisms (JCM) and Stocktaking of Capacity Gaps & the Role of Regional Capacity Building Platform”

The Paris Agreement underlines the important role of the three means of its implementation, finance, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building. As for capacity building, it is important to call for enhanced actions and efforts as well as cooperation among various actors to strengthen the capacity and ability of developing countries. As for technology transfer, the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) facilitates diffusion of leading low carbon technologies as well as implementation of GHG emission reduction actions, and contributes to sustainable development of developing countries.


As a first theme of the side event, speakers shared experience and progress of climate change capacity building in ASEAN region and exchange views and opinions on needs and gaps of capacity building for implementing NDCs. As a second theme, speakers shared current status of the JCM in the region and discussed benefits and challenges to further promote and scale up the JCM projects to contribute to NDC implementation.



20 June 2019, Thursday, 18:30 – 20:00



Room Bonn



Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)


Side Event Report



Side Event Flyer


  • Opening Remark
  • Ms. Natthanich Asvapoositkul, Director, Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, MONRE, Thailand
  • Presentations: Sharing of Institutional Perspectives, Country Experiences
  • Moderator: Mr. Makoto Kato, General Manager, OECC
  • “Importance of capacity building as one of a means of implementation to achieve Paris Agreement in ASEAN”
  • Dr. Stefanos Fotiou Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations ESCAP
  • Panel Discussion with Q&A
  • Moderator: Mr. Koji Fukuda, Chief Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • All Participants
    • Key Discussion Questions:
    • – What are the priority capacity needs for ASEAN to implement NDC? Any capacity gaps towards successful transition to the implementation phase?
    • – What are the lessons from success of JCM and how to facilitate to increase numbers of projects?
    • – What are approaches to effectively assess capacity gaps and needs in ASEAN?
    • – How to further upscale the [on-going] regional cooperation on capacity building activities to meet the needs? And how to sustain capacity building platform in a long term?


  • Closing