Result of Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Implementation in Mexico 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 Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico and Pacific Consultants will jointly organized “Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM*1) Implementation in Mexico – Utilizing the JCM during the COVID-19 Period -” on Tuesday, December 19, 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 the government’s economic countermeasures against coronavirus and climate change policies in Mexico, introduce good examples including coronavirus countermeasures in the JCM Model Projects in Mexico, and explore how to utilize the JCM Model Projects effectively in the COVID-19 period.
After the webinar, individual meetings were 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 was set up online for companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM.
Overview of Webinar
- Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 15:30-18:15 Mexico Time (UTC-6); Wednesday, January 20, 2021,6:30-9:15 Japan Time (UTC+9)
- Venue: The webinar was held via Zoom.
- Organizers: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico（SEMARNAT）, Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Pacific Consultants, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
- Language: English and Spanish（Simultaneous interpretation）
Program Outline and Presentation Materials （All sessions video）
|Session 1. Opening Remarks:|
Mr. Marco HEREDIA, General Director for Climate Change Policies, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (SEMARNAT) Video
Mr. Kazuhisa KOAKUTSU, Director of International Negotiations, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan Video
|Session 2. Information Sharing on the JCM Progress:|
Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects and JCM Global Match
|Session 3. JCM Implementation in Mexico|
Introduction of Energy Efficient Distillation System to Tequila Plant (2018), Introduction of Once-through Boiler and Fuel Switching to Tequila Plant (2016)
Impact of Covid-19 to Mexico and Recovery by Clean Energy
|Session 4. Closing|
Mr. Marco HEREDIA, General Director for Climate Change Policies, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico（SEMARNAT） Video
Mr. Yuji KIMURA, Executive Director, Head of Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) Video
|Consultation with GEC & Business Matching (Zoom Meeting)|
■Consultation: After the next day of the webinar, GEC set individual consultation online with companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM.
■Business Matching: After the webinar, individual meetings were 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.
※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.
Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Attn: Tanabe, Inada