Promote low-carbon/low-pollution society
|Project Name||Promotion of Co-benefits Approach(201KB)|
|Project Background||Many developing countries in Asia face a rapid economic growth, but such growth has brought some negative impact to the local environment, such as air and water pollution. At the same time, climate change has become a global concern and it is important to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, not only in developed countries but also in developing countries. A co-benefits approach, initiatives that can simultaneously achieve reduction of both environmental pollution and GHG emissions, has drawn much attention because of the efficiency and effectiveness of co-benefit-type measures.|
|Objectives||One objective is to disseminate co-benefits approach while actively using environmentally sound technologies and know-how that Japan has developed through its past experience of overcoming pollution problems. Other objective includes contribution to the sustainable development of developing countries through co-benefit-type projects.|
|Project Achievements||Bilateral cooperation
Continue the cooperation with China and Indonesia, conduct joint research and feasibility studies, and organize human resource training and seminars, etc. In addition, actively hold dialogues with other countries, intending to establish cooperative relationships based on mutual understanding of the co-benefits approach.
Dissemination of co-benefits approach
Provide support for ACP activities and help to expand its network in cooperation with relevant countries and organizations etc. Also take advantage of various opportunities to promote the co-benefits approach.
Research and survey
Strengthen survey and research activities related to the co-benefits approach through supporting the research of IIASA, promoting joint research with UNU-IAS, and participating in the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN).
Co-benefits Approach to Climate Change
Conduct verification tests of co-benefits technologies which are cost effective and applicable to developing countries, and study how to disseminate the technologies. Also examine the procedure of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) concerning co-benefits-type projects while aiming at contributing to the formulation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA).
|Planned Activities||Governments of countries concerned, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), and others.|