Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Implementation in Chile 2020 – Utilizing the JCM during the COVID-19 Period –

Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) in collaboration with Government of Chile and Pacific Consultants will jointly organize “Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM*1) Implementation in Chile – Utilizing the JCM during the COVID-19 Period -” on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Government of Japan is promoting dissemination of advanced low-carbon or decarbonizing technologies through the Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects*2 and GEC has served as an implementation agency of these projects since 2014. The webinar will be participated by government officials and business leaders from both countries, and it aims at sharing overview and progress of JCM and facilitating project development and scaling up those future projects.

Under the influence of coronavirus, it is required to take measures against coronavirus and climate change as well. In this webinar, we will introduce the government’s economic countermeasures against coronavirus and climate change policies in Chile, introduce good examples including coronavirus countermeasures in the JCM Model Projects in Chile, and explore how to utilize the JCM Model Projects effectively in the COVID-19 period.

After the webinar, individual meetings will be arranged online between the companies that are considering implementing low-carbon or decarbonizing technologies as JCM Model Projects and the companies that can provide relevant technologies. Also, individual consultation by GEC will be set up online for companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM.

Overview of Webinar

  • Date:  Thursday, December 10, 2020, 9:30-12:20 Chile Time (UTC-3), 21:30-24:20 Japan Time (UTC+9) 
  • Venue:  Please watch the webinar via Zoom. Prior registration is required.
  • Organizers:  Government of Chile, Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Pacific Consultants, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
  • Language: English and Spanish(Simultaneous interpretation)

 

Program

Session 1. Opening Remarks:

Mr. Julio CORDANO, Head of the Environment and Ocean Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Mr. Kazuhisa KOAKUTSU, Director of International Negotiations, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Session 2. Information Sharing on the JCM Progress:

Recent Development of The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)
Mr. Kazuhisa KOAKUTSU, Director of International Negotiations, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Chile’s NDC, Green Recovery, Long-Term Climate Strategy and JCM Projects in Chile
Mr. Alfonso GALARCE, Head of the Climate Finance Unit, Ministry of the Environment of Chile

The Path to Carbon Neutrality and Climate Transition Vulnerable Industry: Opportunities for the JCM
Mr. Juan Pedro SEARLE, Head of the Climate Change Unit, Ministry of Energy of Chile

Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects and JCM Global Match
– Mr. Takeshi INADA, Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
– Ms. Nanako AOYAMA, Assistant Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

Interim report on JCM model project formation survey in Chile
– Mr. Yoshihiro MIZUNO, Executive Project Manager, Urban Development Dept., Pacific Consultants Co., Ltd.

Session 3. JCM Implementation in Chile

3MW Solar Power Project Utilizing Farmland in Valparaiso Region (2020) & 3MW Solar Power Project in Chillan, Nuble Region (2019) 
Mr. Javier Campos CARCOMO, General Manager, Farmdo Energy Chile SpA  

Development of JCM Projects through City to City Collaboration between Renca Municipality and Toyama City
Mr. Tetsuya SAITO,  Manager, International Environment Dept. Consulting Operations Headquarters, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.

Strategic Foreign Investment Promotion in Japan
– Mr. Vicente PINTO,  Investment Commissioner, InvestChile

Session 4. Closing

Mr. Julio CORDANO, Head of the Environment and Ocean Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Mr. Yuji KIMURA, Executive Director, Head of Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

Consultation with GEC & Business Matching (Zoom Meeting)

■Consultation: After the next day of the webinar, GEC will have individual consultation online with companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM. 

■Business Matching: After the webinar, individual meetings will be arranged online between the companies that are considering implementing low carbon or zero emission technologies as JCM Model Projects and the companies that can provide relevant technologies.

 

Registration

 ◆Registration for Webinar (Free of charge)
 ◆Registration for Business matching/JCM Global Match (Free of charge)  

 ※1 The webinar and the business matching need to be registered separately.

 ※2 JCM stands for the Joint Crediting Mechanism, and it is a bilateral cooperation mechanism that developing countries and Japan collaborate
    on GHG emission reductions projects and share the reduction result.
    For further information, please refer to the official website of JCM here

 ※3 In order to support the implementation of candidate JCM projects, Ministry of the Environment, Japan has launched the “JCM Model Projects”.
    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.

 

Contact

Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Tokyo Office
Attn: Tanabe, Inada
Phone: +81-3-6801-8773
E-mail: jcm-info@gec.jp