Ministry of Environment addresses climate change that causes economic and environmental impacts on developing regions.
The table below presents some major examples of such cooperation projects.For other cooperation projects, please see the List of Measures under Clean Asia Initiative (CAI).
|Name of Measures (Budgets)||International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet)|
|Outline||The object of the LCS-RNet is to be a platform among researchers, share information on various research of low carbon societies, contribute to further research in each country and support this transition through dialogues between stakeholders such as policy-makers, business sectors and citizens.|
|Progress and achievements||Additionally, as activities of the LCS-RNet Secretariat, IGES has been implementing dialogues between policy-makers and researchers, workshops and internship programs for capacity building of researchers, in order to improve research ability in Asia.|
|Division in charge||Research and Information Office, Policy and Coordination Division, Global Environment Bureau|
|Relevant website||International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) [New window opens]|
|Last updated||December, 2010|
|Name of Measures (Budgets)||Promotion of Co-benefits Approach
(Same content posted on the Water/Soil/Ground Environment page)
|Outline||The co-benefits approach aims to achieve environmental control and climate change measures simultaneously. The concept was incorporated into the Declaration of the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in 2008 and is increasingly recognized internationally. The Hatoyama Initiative [New window opens](12KB) on climate change emphasized that the relevance of a co-benefits approach should be fully considered when extending support to mitigation actions of developing countries. Ministry of the Environment is engaged mainly in bilateral and multilateral cooperation as well as the development of an evaluation methodology.|
|Progress and achievements||1. Bilateral cooperation
2. Multilateral cooperation
3. Development of evaluation methodology
|Division in charge||International Cooperation Office, Environment Management Bureau|