Climate and Energy / Market Mechanisms

The Workshop on the Progress of the Joint Crediting Mechanism

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Lao PDR jointly organised the “Workshop on the Progress of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)” in Vientiane.

The workshop was held to share progress and experiences on the JCM and to facilitate development of new JCM projects in Lao PDR. MONRE shared the progress of JCM selected projects on the energy efficient data centre and REDD+. IGES explained how other projects can be selected to receive support from MOEJ, which will include IGES technical support in developing methodologies, PDD, and monitoring report. IGES also established the JCM Matchmaking Platform. OECC then shared their experience of a project to install amorphous transformers in Vietnamese electricity grids, through which Viet Nam has installed around 4,000 locally-made transformers to reduce transmission loss, leading to cost efficiency and reduction of GHG emissions. GEC explained the JCM city-to-city cooperation between Kyoto and Vientiane, procedures to apply to the JCM Model Project, the Program for Feasibility Study and Project on Advanced Low-Carbon Technology Innovation. The Ministry of Energy and Mines and Hitachi Zosen shared information and the experiences they had from conducting their study programme on waste treatment (biodigester) and methanation. Participants at the workshop discussed eligible activities for the JCM, technical challenges in developing the three projects and studies, and experiences from Viet Nam or other countries that can or cannot be transferred to Lao PDR.

Date 17 January 2017
Venue New Rose Hotel, Vientiane
Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change (DDMCC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Lao PDR
Languages Laotian/English (with simultaneous translation)
Number of Participants 30
Programme PDF (56KB)
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