COP22: UNFCCC Official Side Event

Outcome report of UNFCCC COP22 Official Side Event in Marrakesh, Morocco

“Promoting Low Carbon Asia for the Paris Agreement: Cases of National and Local Experience on NDC activities and market mechanisms”

After the adoption of the Paris Agreement, while development of national level plans such as NDCs have been making progress, development of city level plans for the realization of low-carbon cities are also becoming active. With understanding this background and focusing on city-level activities, some actual examples of activities including city-to-city collaboration through the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and utilization of the Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) were introduced. In the discussion session, panelists discussed about activities to accelerate the movement to further achieve low-carbon or decarbonized societies in the future. The event was attended by around 60 participants including but not limited to government officials and experts.


Video Coverage by UNFCCC Climate Change Studio is available at:

YouTube – UNFCCC Climate Change Studio Channel (The event title has been changed.)



9 November 2016, Wednesday, 11:30-13:00



Bering (150)



The Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)





Side Event Flyer


  • Introduction
  • Facilitator: Dr. Junichi Fujino, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Opening remarks
  • Prof. Ho Chin Siong, University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
  • Mr. Yoshihiro Mizutani, Director, International Cooperation Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Case studies in Asia
Panel discussion
  • Leading discussants:
  • – Prof. Ho Chin Siong, University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
  • – Mr. Nguyen Van Huy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam (MONRE)
  • – Mr. Boyd Joeman, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
  • – Mr. Ranping Song, World Resource Institute (WRI)



Exhibition Booth

OECC provided the recent information materials related to the JCM at the exhibition booth in Blue zone of COP22. In addition, JCM projects in partner countries were introduced by video slideshows. Many visitors showed their strong interests in the JCM, including its latest status, designs and rules, and requirements for participation.
In line with the sustainability efforts for conferences, “touch-to-collect” technology (Poken) has been introduced since SB44 this year. Participants can collect electronic publications at each touch points installed at booths and side events.
The electronic publications are uploaded in the UNFCCC website.



Monday, 7 November – Saturday, 12 November 2016 (1st week of COP22)



COP22 Blue zone, Area E, 27D