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Japan's Assistance Initiatives to Address Climate Change 2017

October 30, 2017

With the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November last year, the world is now moving toward its implementation.

Japan's Assistance Initiatives to Address Climate Change 2017 (Initiatives 2017) aims to accelerate climate change measures and sustainable development in developing countries through "co-innovation" by collaboration with important state and non-state actors, and uptake of advanced technology and know-how to address challenges.

Japan Pavilion in COP23 Bonn Zone is showcasing the projects and programs under this Initiatives 2017 including the new partnership on transparency. Japan will promote the Initiative 2017 to enhance implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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The summary of Initiatives 2017 is as follows. (See Attachment 1 for details.)

1. Vision of Initiatives 2017

In order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, we must diminish the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission extensively worldwide. Such efforts will also reduce vulnerability deriving from climate change and contribute to establishing a resilient society. In addition, it is essential to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through economic growth, increased employment, infrastructure development and improved access to water, food and energy.

Innovation of technology and social and economic systems are indispensable to transform the world. Japan will enhance collaboration with developing countries by utilizing its advanced technology and know-how, and create "co-innovation" to address their challenges and needs.

Moreover, further opportunities of co-innovation should be enhanced by visualizing those needs and seeds. It is important to develop institutions and capacities in developing countries and promote the engagement of private companies and local governments for implementing climate change activities. For this purpose, Japan will establish the Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for Co-Innovation (PaSTI).

We will continue to support developing countries to accelerate climate change measures and sustainable development.

2. Projects and Programs under Initiatives 2017

Japan will implement the projects and the programs on adaptation, mitigation and transparency:

Adaptation

(1) Science-based development of adaptation plans and strategies

(2) Implementation of adaptation projects

(3) Promotion of adaptation actions by non-state stakeholders

Mitigation

(1) Capability building on development, implementation and progress management of NDC

(2) Innovation of low-carbon technology and promotion of its dissemination

(3) Promotion of mitigation actions taken by non-state actors

Transparency

Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for Co-Innovation (PaSTI)

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COP23 Japan Pavilion

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