Ministers and Representatives from 16 JCM partner countries and Japan have participated the “3rd JCM Partner Countries’ High-level Meeting” held in 8 December, 2015 at Japan Pavilion in COP21 (Paris) as a side event. The Ministers and Representatives welcomed the progress in the JCM and shared their continuous will to further implement the JCM through mutual cooperation.

Remarks by Ms. Marukawa, Minister of the Environment, Japan

It is my great pleasure to welcome all Ministers and representatives of the JCM partner countries, and to have direct exchange of views today. Japan is promoting JCM to reduce GHG emissions by disseminating leading low-carbon technologies. This year, 4 new partner countries have joined JCM, resulting in 16 partners in total. In addition to the expansion of JCM partners, Japan is providing financial support to formulation of concrete projects for reduction of GHG emissions. So far, 50 projects are being implemented, among which 8 projects have been registered as JCM projects. Japan will further support the formation of projects, as well as work towards the issuance of JCM credits. JCM does not only “discuss” GHG emission reductions, but at the same time “realize” them. Our determination on realizing the global interests.

List of Representatives

H.E. Ms. Tamayo Marukawa, Minister of the Environment
H.E. Mr. Tsuyoshi Hoshino, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan/
H.E. Mr. Namdag Battsereg, Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, Mongolia/
H.E. Mr. Anwar Hossain Manju, Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh/
H.E. Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ethiopia/
H.E. Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives/
H.E. Mr. Tran Hong Ha, Vice Minister of Natural Resource and Environment, Viet Nam/
H.E. Mr. Rachmat Witoelar, Minister and President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, Indonesia/
H.E. Mr. Edgar Gutiérrez Espeleta, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica/
H.E. Ms. Olai Uludong, Ambassador to the European Union and Climate Change, Palau/
H.E. Mr. Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico/
H.E. Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar/
Mr. Khalid Abuleif, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia/
Mr. Juan Pedro Searle, Head of the Climate Change Unit, Ministry of Energy, Chile/
Ms. Prasertsuk Chamornmarn, Executive Director, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization, Thailand
Ms. Fatuma Hussein, Acting Director, Climate Change Secretariat, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya/
Mr. Phouvong Luangxaysana, Director General, Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Laos/
Dr. Tin Ponlok, Secretary General of the General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia/