Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Implementation in Costa Rica – 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 Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and Pacific Consultants will jointly organize “Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM*1) Implementation in Costa Rica – Utilizing the JCM during the COVID-19 Period -” on Tuesday, March 9 (Costa Rica Time), 2021.

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 good examples including coronavirus countermeasures in the JCM Model Projects in Costa Rica, 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 and Pacific Consultants will be set up online for companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM.

Overview of Webinar

  • Date:  Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 15:30-18:05 Costa Rica Time (UTC-6); Wednesday, March 10, 2021,6:30-9:05 Japan Time (UTC+9) 
  • Venue:  Please watch the webinar via Zoom. Prior registration is required.
  • Organizers: Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica(MINAE), Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Pacific Consultants Co., Ltd., Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
  • Language: English and Spanish(Simultaneous interpretation)

 

Program

Session 1. Opening Remarks:

Ms. Patricia CAMPOS MESEN,  Climate Change Director, Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE)

Mr. Kazuhisa KOAKUTSU, Director of International Negotiations, Office of Market Mechanisms, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Session 2. Information Sharing on the JCM Progress:

San Jose Principles for High Ambition and Integrity of International Carbon Markets
Mr. Felipe de LEON, Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE)

Recent Development of The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)
Mr. Ryosuke HORIKAWA, Researcher, Office of Market Mechanisms, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects and JCM Global Match
Ms. Masami ISHIHARA, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Ms. Nanako AOYAMA, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

JCM Model Project Formation Study in Costa Rica
– Mr. Yoshihiro MIZUNO, Executive Project Manager, Urban Development Dept., Pacific Consultants Co., Ltd.

Session 3. JCM Implementation in Costa Rica

Introduction of the High Efficiency Chiller and the Exhaust Heat Recovery System (2016)  
– Mr. Alfredo NICASTRO, Senior Vice President of Operations, MGM Innova Consulting LLC 

5MW Solar Power Project in Belen (2016)
Mr. Erick HERRA, General Manager, Coope Guanacaste, R.L.

ICE’s Current Power Generation Mix and Future Plan
– Mr. Fernando LIZANA MORENO, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)

Session 4. Closing

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 and Pacific Consultants 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 for Webinar

 ◆Registration for Webinar (Free of charge)

 ※1 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

 ※2 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.

Registration for Webinar

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

 

Contact

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