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JCM-SDGs linkage guidance can be utilized to identify and analyse how the JCM projects contribute to achieving the SDGs. It shows linkages between JCM project types and SDG Targets. Measuring JCM project contributions to the SDGs would support a company’s internal communication and decision-making towards integration of the SDGs and business...

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Enhanced collaboration with countries with advanced technologies is essential to closing greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation gaps in developing countries’ energy consuming and producing sectors. However, traditional models of technology transfer tend to focus on the sale of expensive technologies to developing countries, often subsidised through aid or...

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While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...

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This report is the first publication to analyse the inter-linkage between Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims to clarify how the JCM contributes to SDG Goals and Targets. The JCM projects are mainly developed between a Japanese company and a local company in the partner country; therefore, we included...

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Although Japan and India have long considered the possibility of establishing the JCM as has been stipulated in joint statements between these two countries, an official bilateral document to start the JCM has not yet been signed. The JCM is one of the market-based mechanisms which involves Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs)...

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Parties to the Paris Agreement agreed to ensure avoidance of double counting of emissions reductions from the use of international market mechanisms. Although useful data may be available, Parties have limited experience and guidance from the UNFCCC on what data to report in the transparency framework pre-Paris Agreement. If the current reporting...

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Climate actions by non-Party stakeholders, including companies, have a significant potential to fill the gap in the global emissions reductions trajectory. While accountability of countries as Parties to the Paris Agreement will be ensured under a new ‘transparency framework’ stipulated in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, accountability of non...

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At the heart of the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement is whether and how effectively a ratchet-up mechanism through which Parties will increase ambition over time can work. This paper aims to examine the three elements of the ratchet-up mechanism: (1) a linkage between a five-year cycle of nationally determined contributions and long...

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Author:
Molly
White (Greenhouse Gas Management Institute)

In the context of the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement (PA), this paper presents the status and changes in the capacity of 37 developing countries in Asia to develop national GHG inventories by using a matrix of capacity-indicators.

For the latest outcome of this research paper, please refer to: Umemiya, C., White, M., Amellina, A...