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Discussion Paper

Japanese companies have pioneered the development of a large number of low-carbon technologies (LCTs). As a rapidly expanding economy with burgeoning energy requirements, India offers a significant potential market for Japanese LCTs. The industry sector in India accounts for a significant share of commercial energy use and hence carbon dioxide (CO2...

Data or Tool

IGES JCM Database provides detailed information on the JCM MRV methodologies, projects, feasibility studies, and decision-making processes. The JCM is implemented by the Government of Japan with 17 partner countries; Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia...

Working Paper

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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Working Paper

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In International Studies

Energy transition has been gaining significant policy attention in India, especially in the backdrop of the concerns about growing emissions from fossil fuels and the need for cleaner energy services. However, this has been one of the strategic dilemmas for the country. On the one hand, the increasing demand for fossil fuels is prompting critical...

Working Paper

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)...

Training or Learning Material

This document aims to provide a comprehensive and easy-to-understand description of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) including JCM concept, JCM project cycle, JCM related bodies, JCM project methodology, project design document (PDD), Registration process, post registration activities, procedure for issuance of credits, and procedure for...

Submission to Policy Process

This submission highlights the key findings of the discussion at the Japan-India Climate Policy Research Workshop, held in July 2018 in India. The key messages include:
1.Enhancing multiple co-benefits aids further acceleration of the efforts in reducing the GHGs and other climate relevant emissions to achieve the long-term goal of the Paris...

Commissioned Report

Based on the study conducted in 8 countries in Asia, this report identifies challenges and barriers in conducting, implementing the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and Technology Action Plan (TAP).

This Technology Needs Assessment Analysis (TNA) Study was commissioned by the United
Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia Pacific...