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City-to-city Collaboration Programme - Cases & Projects

 This webpage presents cases and projects regarding low carbon development in Asia. The reports of studies conducted so far under this programme are listed in the “List of study reports”.

Overview of City-to-City Collaboration for Low-Carbon Society

 Under this framework where cities in developing countries collaborate with cities in Japan, support is provided for human resources development and the creation of institutional foundations in cities in developing countries by considering the development of low-carbon projects in collaboration with private companies and sharing knowledge and know-how on urban management in Japan through intercity collaboration.
 Due to the concentration of various infrastructure in cities, the introduction and development of superior low-carbon technologies, products, and systems in these facilities will not only help with the low-carbon development of cities, but are also expected to produce various co-benefits, such as improving the environment and energy supply in cities.

Outline of City-to-City Collaboration Programme

Outline of City-to-City Collaboration Programme

Low-carbon project development under the City-to-City Collaboration Programme
(an example)

Low-carbon project development under the City-to-City Collaboration Programme (an example)

 When introducing low-carbon technologies on the ground, it will also be possible to utilize financial schemes under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) promoted by the Government of Japan.

What is the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)?

 The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) is a mechanism jointly created and implemented under an agreement between the Government of Japan and a partner country’s government to achieve Japan’s GHG emissions reduction targets by quantitatively evaluating and understanding Japan’s contributions to the reduction/absorption of GHG emissions achieved through the spread of superior low-carbon technologies (technologies/ products, systems, services, infrastructure, etc.) and the implementation of policies that can lead to a reduction in GHG emissions in developing countries.

JCM outline figure
JCM outline figure

JCM financial mechanisms: What is the JCM Model Project?

 The JCM Model Project is a program to measure, report, and verify (MRV) the implementation of projects to reduce and absorb GHG emissions, as well as Japan’s contributions to the emission reduction effects with the use of superior low-carbon technologies in JCM partner countries and developing countries where the JCM is expected to be implemented. If adopted, financial support will be provided for the introduction of equipment and machinery that use superior low-carbon technologies.

Benefits for participating stakeholders

Benefits for cities overseas
  • ・Strengthen foundation to manage low-carbon cities through the transfer of superior systems, standards, experiences, and know-how
  • ・Improve capacity of staff
  • ・Formulation or implementation of low-carbon city plans
  • ・Development of low-carbon cities at lower administrative costs as a result of public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • ・Co-benefits, such as environmental improvement and energy supply
Benefits for companies overseas
  • ・Low-cost introduction of superior low-carbon facilities/equipment
  • ・Reduced running costs as a result of low-fuel economy performance and fewer failures
  • ・Strengthen linkages between cities and Japanese companies
  • ・Improve capacity of staff
Benefits for cities in Japan
  • ・Promote overseas deployment of local companies and regional revitalization through these activities
  • ・Improve capacity of employees
  • ・Improve reputation of city and public awareness
Benefits for companies in Japan
  • ・Build business foundation through the sales of own products and showcases on site
  • ・Ease of approaching markets and related institutions and acquisition of local information
  • ・Improve capacity of staff

Documents for the City-to-city Collaboration Prgoramme

Old Pamphlets

Call for Proposals

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