SB44: Side Event

Outcome Report of UNFCCC SB44 Side Event in Bonn, Germany

“The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM): Achievements and current progress of projects implementation”

Japan and 16 partner countries are cooperatively developing and implementing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), which is one of international market based mechanisms in active operation. The recent progress, achievements and expectations on the implementation of the JCM was reported and discussed. A framing presentation was given by Mr. Niclas Svenningsen from the UNFCCC to share the updates on UNFCCC discussions on market mechanisms. The event was attended by around 30 participants including but not limited to government officials and experts.



Wednesday, 18 May 2016 – 13:15-14:45



Lounge, Art- and Exhibition Hall, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle (9min walk from World Conference Center Bonn)



The Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)






  • Introduction
  • Facilitator: Mr. Makoto Kato, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Presentation session
Discussion session
  • Progress and prospects of the JCM
  • Facilitator: Mr. Makoto Kato (OECC)
  • Discussants:
  • – Mr. Naoki Torii (MOEJ)
  • – Mr. Pham Van Tan, DMHCC, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Viet Nam
  • – Dr. Thanasit Thamsiriroj, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), Thailand
  • – Mr. Albert Magalang, Environmental Management Bureau, the Philippines
Q&A (14:30 – 14:45)



Exhibition Booth

OECC and IGES hosted an exhibition booth and display the recent information related to the JCM and its supporting programmes. The electronic publications were uploaded in the UNFCCC website.


Monday, 23 May – Thursday, 26 May 2016 (2nd week of the SB44)


Rhine Level, World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB)
It is located in the underground passage between the old and new WCCB buildings (from the main entrance, take the stairs down).