Call for Proposals: Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects in FY2021

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The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) as an implementing organization for the Financing Programme for Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Model Projects in FY2021, is soliciting the 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 decarbonizing 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 17 partner countries (Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Myanmar, Thailand and Philippine) 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 decarbonizing technologies in developing countries, and in return seeks to acquire JCM credits for achievement of Japan’s GHG emission reduction target. Moreover, based on the Overseas Development Strategy (Environment) compiled by Cabinet Office in June 2018, the JCM model projects aim to contribute to global GHG emission reduction, through the diffusion of leading decarbonizing technologies.

In FY2021, Call for Proposals of Program to Demonstrate Decarbonizing Technology for Realizing Co-Innovation starts at the same time as Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects. If the proposal is considered as appropriate to apply for Co-Innovation in the selection process, applicants will be able to change the application category from JCM Model projects to Co-Innovation even after the submission of proposal.


(2) Who is eligible to submit a proposal?

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 and completing all the payment) shall be from the date indicated on the Notice of Contract of Finance until 31 January 2024. Purchase order prior to or after this period is not covered by this model project.


(4) Deadline for Submission of Proposals

At noon of Friday, 29th October 2021 (Japan Standard Time)
(GEC accepts proposals 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00 (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)  
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Application is open from 7th April through 29th October. (It may close before the deadline due to the availability of remaining budget.)


(5) Inquiry

For questions and inquiries regarding JCM Model Project, please fill out this “contact form”.


(6) Gender Policies in the JCM Model Project

Please refer to “Guideline on Gender Equality for the JCM Model Project”.


(7) Consultation

 GEC provides application consultation to assist project formation for entities interested in JCM Model Projects. Please feel free to send us e-mail to with filling out “consultation form” as much as possible.





About Joint Crediting Mechanism (the JCM)

Organization Contacts

Attn: Hiroshi TAKAHASHI & Masami ISHIHARA
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