Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Implementation in Thailand 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 Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand (MONRE) and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) will jointly organize “Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM*1) Implementation in Thailand – Utilizing the JCM during the COVID-19 Period -” on 25 August 2020, Tuesday.

Government of Japan is promoting dissemination of advanced low carbon or zero emission technologies through the Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects*2. 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.

In addition, due to the impact of the COVID-19, a “new normal” such as digitization is required. In this webinar, we will introduce examples of digitization and countermeasures against the COVID-19 in the JCM Model Projects, and consider utilizing JCM in a new period.

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. Also, individual consultation by TGO and GEC will be set up online for companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM.

Overview of Seminar

  • Date:  25 August 2020, Tuesday, 13:00-15:00 Thailand Time (GMT+7),  15:00-17:00 Japan Time (GMT+9) 
  • Venue:  Please watch the webinar via Zoom. Prior registration is required.
  • Organizers:   Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand (MONRE), Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
  • Supporter: ASEAN-Japan Centre
  • Language: English and Thai(Simultaenous interpretation)

 

Program Outline

Session 1. Opening:

– Mr. Kiatchai Maitriwong, Executive Director, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)

– Mr. Yoshinori Suga, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Thailand

Session 2. Information Sharing on the JCM Progress:

– Mr. Ryosuke Horikawa, Office of Market Mechanisms, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

– Dr. Paweena Panichayapichet, Manager, Review and Monitoring Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)

– Mr. Soichi Tanabe, Senior Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

Session 3. JCM Implementation in Thailand

– Mr. Yoichi Kaburagi, Eco-Solution Div., Division Manager, TSB Co., Ltd.

– Mr. Hirohito Ishige, Executive Director, Tepia Corporation Japan Co., Ltd.

– Mr. Jun Watanabe, Researcher, Project Development Dept., Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

– Ms. Temuulen Murun, Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

– Mr. Akira Ishikawa, Deputy Director General, Osaka Branch, Industry Finance Group, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Session 4. Closing

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

Business Matching & TGO/GEC Consultation (Zoom Meeting)
■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.
■Consultation: After the webinar, TGO and GEC will have individual consultation online with companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM. (Availability may be limited.)

 

Registration

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

 ※1 The seminar 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