Climate and Energy

UNFCCC COP21 Official Side Event:

East Asia Low Carbon Growth Dialogue

The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Paris, France from 30 November to 13 December . The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) co-organised the UNFCCC Official Event "East Asia Low Carbon Growth Dialogue" with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Ministry of Environment of Japan, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

At the event, H.E. Tamayo Marukawa, the Minister of the Environment of Japan gave a keynote speech mentioning the country’s effort in diffusion of low-carbon technology in emerging economies especially in Asia, the driving region of world economic growth accounting for 63% of the world greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. She emphasised the importance of concrete actions after COP21.

Panelists from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia and representatives from Putraja Corporation and Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia shared good practice from their respective countries, mentioning the importance of MRV (measurable, reportable and verifiable) and expectations for technology transfer from Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and the GHG reporting system. IGES provided an overview of the JCM which the Government of Japan signed with 16 countries since 2013 and participated in the panel discussion emphasising the Asian model for low-carbon growth making use of Asian wisdom and looking at the importance of stakeholder networks linking science and action.

The discussion focused on the importance of consensus-making between governments, businesses, cities and civil society to promote concrete climate action and to enhance national policies.

Date / Time 7 December 2015, CET 18:30 - 20:00
Venue COP21, Paris Le Bourget, Hall 4
Organisers Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan (MOFA),
Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ),
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES),
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES),
Universiti of Teknologi in Malaysia (UTM).
Language English
Participants About 100 people
Presentaion Materials
Key note presentation "Achievement of East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership"
Ambassador Masahiko Horie, MOFA
NAMA/MRV framework in Vietnam
Luong Quang Huy, Director, DMHCC/MONRE Vietnam
Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) in Cambodia
Sum Thy, Director, MoE Cambodia
Implementation of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) in Asia
Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Area Leader, IGES
Putrajaya Building Sector Carbon Emissions Monitoring & Reporting Program & PGC2025 updates
Datuk Haji Hasim Bin Haji Ismail, President of Putrajaya Corporation, Malaysia
National Planning and city Actions
Ho Chin Siong (UTM)

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