Launch of Japan-India Technology Matchmaking Platform (JITMAP) Website
A workshop titled “Promoting environmentally sound technologies and best practices” was held as a thematic track of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) on 15 February 2018, 13:30 - 15:30 at the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The event was jointly organised by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The event showcased the Japan-India Technology Matchmaking Platform (JITMAP) initiative taken by IGES and TERI to promote the deployment of Japanese environmentally-sound technologies in India. The event also marked the launch of JITMAP’s website by the Vice-Minister for the Environment, Mr. Yasuo Takahashi. JITMAP website
Around 40 participants from key Japanese and Indian organisations attended the workshop comprising of policymakers, bankers, business associations, and academic and research experts. The participants shared their views on ways to promote the deployment of environmentally sound technologies in India. The roundtable discussion focused in particular on how to make JITMAP operational. Representatives from Honda and Kobelco shared their thoughts about the opportunities for deployment of energy efficient technologies in India and potential role of JITMAP to facilitate such deployment. It was acknowledged by the panelists that the JITMAP certainly opens up a plethora of opportunities for both Indian and Japanese business communities.
The session was concluded by Prof. Takeuchi, President of IGES. Prof. Takeuchi emphasised the importance of lifecycle cost while assessing technology and need for multi-stakeholder, integrative approach involving technologies, finance and policies. For details, please refer to the minutes of the meeting.
Report of the Meeting (72KB)
India Habitat Center, Lodi Road, New Delhi, India
|IGES‐TERI efforts to promote LCT deployment in India
Dr. Rabhi Abdessalem, IGES-KRC, Programme Manager