2nd Call for Proposals: Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects in FY2016


The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) as a secretariat for the Financing Programme for Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Model Projects in FY2016, is soliciting the second round of project proposals for the financing programme.


Programme Overview

(1) Purpose

  Japan establishes and implements the Joint Crediting Mechanism (hereinafter referred to as “JCM”) in order both to appropriately evaluate contributions from Japan to GHG emission reductions or removals in a quantitative manner achieved through the diffusion of low carbon technologies, products, systems, services, and infrastructure as well as implementation of mitigation actions in developing countries.

  Starting from Mongolia in January 2013, Japan has established the JCM with 16 partner countries (Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Myanmar and Thailand) at this moment.
  In order to support the implementation of candidate JCM projects, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “MOEJ”) has launched the “JCM Model Projects (hereinafter referred to as “model project”),” which includes collaboration with projects supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and other governmental-affiliated financial institution.
  The purpose of this model project is to financially support the implementation of projects which reduce GHG emissions by utilizing leading low carbon technologies in developing countries, and in return seeks to acquire JCM credits for achievement of Japan’s GHG emission reduction target.


(2) Who is eligible to submit a propsal?

  A Japanese entity as a representative participant of an international consortium which is an association (no legal personality) that consists of a Japanese entity and a foreign entity(ies), etc., with the objective of effectively implementing a project.


(3) Implementation Period of Model Projects

  The implementation period of the model projects (i.e. the period for installation of facilities) shall be from the date indicated on the Notice of Contract of Finance until 31 January 2019. Contract or purchase order prior to or after this period is not covered by this model project.


(4) Countries of Priority

  The model project shall prioritize the following countries that have already established the JCM (as of 5 September 2016):
  Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico,
  Saudi Arabia, Chile, Myanmar and Thailand
  (*If other countries establish JCM subsequently, they shall be included.)


(5) Deadline for Submission of Proposals

  Friday, 2 December 2016 (12:00 JST)

*Deadline has been extended until Friday, 16 December 2016(12:00 JST)

  * Application may close before the deadline because of the availability of financial support.
  * GEC accepts proposals 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00 (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


(6) Amount of Financial Support for 2nd Call

  Approximately USD 10 million in total by 2018


(7) Questions and Answers

  Questions can be submitted via e-mail to Organization Contacts.




1. About Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)

New Mechanisms Information Platform : Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)

Global Environment Centre Foundation: Overview of JCM

2. Speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at COP21

“…many of the advanced low-carbon technologies do not generally promise investment-return to developing countries. Japan will, while lowering burdens of those countries, promote diffusion of advanced low carbon technologies particularly through implementation of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).”

  For the full text of his speech, please click here.


>>For Japanese

Organization Contacts

Attn: Hiroyuki Saito, Satoru Tango
Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office
Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
4th Floor Hongo Ozeki Bldg., 3-19-4 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan