Result of Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Implementation in Thailand 2021 – Innovation for Carbon Neutrality through JCM –

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 and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) jointly organized “Webinar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM*1) Implementation in Thailand – Innovation for Carbon Neutrality through JCM -” on Monday, September 27th, 2021.

Government of Japan is promoting dissemination of advanced  decarbonizing technologies through the Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects*2. The webinar was participated by government officials and business leaders from both countries, and it aimed at sharing overview and progress of JCM and facilitating project development and scaling up those future projects.

This webinar introduced “Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects”, “Financing Programme to Demonstrate Decarbonization Technology for Realizing Co-Innovation”*3 and “Pilot Project for Comprehensive Support throughout the Whole Hydrogen Supply Chain Abroad”*4 started this fiscal year as well as good examples of each project. Through these, the path to a post-corona decarbonized society in Thailand was explored.

Related to the webinar, individual meetings were arranged between registrants of the webinar. TGO and GEC had individual consultation with companies considering applying for JCM Financing Programme.

Overview of Webinar

  • Date: Monday, September 27th, 2021, 13:00-15:30 Thailand Time (UTC+7), 15:00-17:30 Japan Time (UTC+9) 
  • Venue:  The webinar was held via Zoom. 
  • Organizers: Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
  • Language:  Thai and English (Simultaneous interpretation)

 

Program  Whole program video:     English       Thai

  • Moderator:  Ms. Kaoru YAMAGUCHI, Assistant Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Session 1. Opening Remarks:

– Mr. Toru TERAI, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Thailand   English    Thai

– Mr. Kiatchai MAITRIWONG, Executive Director, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)  English    Thai

Session 2. Information Sharing on the JCM Progress:

Recent development of the JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism)
– Mr. Shogo MASUDA, Deputy Director, Office of Market Mechanisms, Climate Change Policy Division, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan  English    Thai

Thailand’s Policy for Carbon Neutrality and Expectations for JCM
– Dr. Puttipar ROTKITTIKHUN, Director of Project Evaluation and Approval Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)     English    Thai

Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects 
– Mr. Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Director, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)     English    Thai

Introduction of JCM Global Match
– Ms. Nanako AOYAMA, Assistant Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)  English    Thai

Financing Programme to Demonstrate Decarbonization Technology for Realizing Co-Innovation and Pilot Project for Comprehensive Support throughout the Whole Hydrogen Supply Chain Abroad
– Mr. Ryo KUBO, Senior Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)  English    Thai

Q&A for Session 2
Moderator: 
Ms. Kaoru YAMAGUCHI, Assistant Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)  English    Thai

Session 3. JCM Implementation in Thailand

2.5MW Solar Power Project with Blockchain Technology in Chiang Mai University Town Community (2020)
– Ms. Yumi AKEGAMI, SALES DEPT. Ⅲ SALES SECTION Ⅱ, Information & Electronics Div. Ⅲ, Inabata Co., Ltd.    English    Thai

Efficiency Improvement of Co-generation System by Installation of Heat Exchanger in Fiber Factory (2019)
– Mr. Go TAKEI, Managing Director, NS-OG Energy Solutions (Thailand) Ltd.   English    Thai

Support for the Realization of Zero Carbon Society to Achieve Thailand 4.0 (City-to-City Collaboration between Osaka City and Eastern Economic Corridor / Bangkok 2019-2021)
– Mr. Masaru ISHIKAWA, Acting General Manager, International Environment Dept., Consulting Operations Headquarters, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.    English    Thai

Development of Compressor Optimized Operations Service Utilizing IoT and Launch of Demonstration Project in Kingdom of Thailand (Co-Innovation Project 2019)
– Mr. Jun HARATA, Assistant Energy Consulting Manager, Customer Service & Sales Department, Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc.    English    Thai

Q&A for Session 3
Moderator: 
Ms. Kaoru YAMAGUCHI, Assistant Manager, Financing Programme Group, Tokyo Office, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)  English    Thai

Session 4. Closing Address:

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

Business Matching & Consultation with TGO / GEC (Zoom Meeting)
■Business Matching: After the day of the webinar, individual meetings were arranged online between the companies that are considering implementing decarbonizing technologies as JCM Model Projects and the companies that can provide relevant technologies.
■Consultation: After the day of the webinar, TGO and GEC had individual consultation online with companies who would like to ask questions related to Financing Programme for JCM.

 

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 *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
   decarbonizing technologies in developing countries, and in return seeks to acquire JCM credits for achievement of Japan’s GHG emission
   reduction target.

 *3 “Financing Programme to Demonstrate Decarbonization Technology for Realizing Co-Innovation” aims to create innovation beneficial for both
   Japan and developing countries through collaboration (co-innovation). The purpose of this financing program is creating a zero-carbon
   society through renovation and dissemination of high quality decarbonizing technologies and products, which are some of Japan’s strength,
   by means of systemization and packaging of multiple technologies, and by encouraging uptake of such technologies, in addition to bringing
   benefits to the technology developers in Japan as a result.

 *4 “Pilot Project for Comprehensive Support throughout the Whole Hydrogen Supply Chain Abroad” will subsidize a part of the demonstration project
   to produce hydrogen derived from renewable energy in third party countries (such as Australia) where renewable energy is abundant such as
   solar power generation and wind power generation and to transport and utilize in partner countries (such as Pacific Island countries).

 

Contact

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