[Invitation] Webinar for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) utilization in Africa (15 September 2022)

2022.08.12

At the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) held in Glasgow (the United Kingdom) in 2021, the general framework of the Paris Agreement Article 6 was agreed upon. With the market mechanism being applied it was expected that greenhouse gas emissions would decrease worldwide. The government of Japan, which has led the international negotiations for the Paris Agreement Article 6 and has pioneered the implementation of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)*, will contribute to global decarbonization by increasing JCM partner countries and project formation to accelerate cooperation with international organizations. As a part of this approach, the government of Japan intends to strengthen the JCM implementation in Africa. The Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan uses the JCM to promote the decarbonization or low-carbon technologies widely applied in the JCM partner countries.

The Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan intends to organize the webinar to introduce the JCM to stakeholders in African countries. The webinar will be participated by government officials and related private entities in climate change related sectors in Africa and it aims at sharing overview of the JCM to promote better understanding of JCM contributions for sustainable development.

This webinar will be held as an official side event of the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8)** to be held in Tunisia on 27 and 28 August 2022.

1.Overview of Webinar

Date and Time:Thursday, 15 September 2022, 9:00AM-10:30AM (CET/UTC+1), 5:00PM-6:30PM (JST/UTC+9)
Venue:Webinar via Zoom. Prior registration is required.
Organizer:Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
Secretariat:PACIFIC CONSULTANTS CO., LTD.
Language:English

2.Program

Webinar program is here.
*Program may be changed.

3.Registration

Registration for Webinar (Free of charge)】
*Please introduce the webinar to those who are interested in implementing greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in Africa.

*We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken (500 persons).

Introduction of “JCM Global Match”
JCM also provides an online business matching platform “JCM Global Match”. Companies offering low-carbon and decarbonizing technologies (sellers), companies in JCM partner countries implementing such technologies (buyers), consulting firms with knowledges about JCM projects and financial institutions are encouraged to register and find potential business partners through JCM Global Match.

* JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism) is a bilateral cooperation mechanism that developing countries and Japan collaborate on GHG emission reductions projects while also contribute to Japan’s reduction target. The role of carbon market mechanism include JCM was stated under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. For further information, please refer to the official website of JCM here.

** TICAD stands for Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The Government of Japan has been leading this conference since 1993, co-hosted by United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC).

Contact

Secretariat of the JCM Webinar

Email:JCM_pckk@tk.pacific.co.jp