SB42: Side Event

Outcome report of UNFCCC SB42 Side Event in Bonn, Germany

“The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM): Results and current progress of project implementations”

The JCM is one of various approaches Japan and the partner countries are jointly developing and implementing. The side event was held to share the recent progresses and expectations on the implementation of the JCM, and attended by around 40 participants including government officials and experts. The discussions included technical issues such as how the JCM fulfills its environmental integrity in line with the COP decisions. Overall the participants welcomed the development of the JCM and shared their high expectations on the continued contributions to global greenhouse gases emission reductions and/or removals by promoting leading low carbon technologies through the JCM.



Saturday, 6 June 2015 – 11:30-13:00



Bonn II (40)



The Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC), and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)






  • Introduction
  • Facilitator: Mr. Makoto Kato, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Presentation session
Discussion session
  • Progress of the JCM projects and prospects in the future
  • Facilitator: Mr. Makoto Kato (OECC)
  • Discussants:
  • – Mr. Andrew Howard (UNFCCC)
  • – Mr. Naoki Torii (MOEJ)
  • – Mr. Dicky Edwin Hindarto, Indonesia JCM Secretariat
  • – Mr. Xavier E. Matsutaro, Office of the President, Palau
  • – Mr. Le Ngoc Tuan, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Viet Nam
  • – Dr. Jakkanit Kananurak, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), Thailand
  • – Mr. Koichi Yamamoto, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Q&A (12:45 – 13:00)



Exhibition Booth

 OECC/GEC provided latest information related to support programs from the MOEJ for mitigation of climate change in developing countries, especially the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). Information materials were distributed to the visitors at an exhibition booth.

Around 100 visitors (including but not limited to government officials and experts) visited the OECC/GEC booth during the ten days with their respective views and inquiries about the JCM, including its latest status, designs and rules, and requirements for participation, showing their extremely keen interests in the JCM.


Contents of information sharing with the visitors

General contents of information sharing with the visitors included the following:

  • – Outline and latest status of the JCM
  • – Status of the JCM in the international negotiations on climate change under the UNFCCC processes
  • – Use of credits generated by JCM projects
  • – Procedure to join JCM partner countries
  • – Requirements for project developers to participate in JCM projects
  • – Methodologies and sectoral scope of the JCM
  • – Registered JCM projects and JCM project seeds
  • – Future trend of the JCM (JCM beyond 2020)