Press Release

November 15, 2022
  • Global Environment

Announcement of the “Assistance Package by the Government of Japan for Averting, Minimizing and Addressing Loss and Damage”

  • Japan hereby announces its comprehensive contributions as the "Assistance Package by the Government of Japan for averting, minimizing and addressing Loss and Damage."
  • In collaboration with Japanese companies interested in Early Warning Systems (EWS), the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Japan, will establish a cooperative structure for the companies and launch an initiative to aim at developing and implementing a prototype of EWS in the Asia-Pacific region.


In the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, it is indicated that losses and damages escalate with every incremental rise in global warming. Following last year’s COP26, specific discussions on the issues of losses and damages continued at this COP27. Loss and damage is a pressing global issue.
In averting, minimizing, and addressing losses and damages, it is important for the international community to unite forces to enhance prompt support to vulnerable countries affected by losses and damages due to climate change, while continuing discussions on the framework for assistance. For this purpose, the Government of Japan announced the “Assistance Package by the Government of Japan for averting, minimizing and addressing Loss and Damage.”
The Government of Japan continues to provide comprehensive assistance for losses and damages in cooperation with the international community.

Activities Included in the Package

(1) Comprehensive Support Provided by Japan from Disaster Preparedness to Disaster Relief and Disaster Risk Insurance 
- Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Technological Contributions to the Mitigation of Water-related Disaster Risks
- Disaster Risk Insurance
- Post-Disaster Standby Loan
(2) Knowledge Sharing
- Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT)
- Sharing of Earth Observation Data and Climate Change Projection Data
(3) Contribution to the United Nations and Multilateral Frameworks
- Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) and Global Adaptation Network (GAN)
- World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
- International Recovery Platform (IRP)
- Global Shield
- Quad (Australia-India-Japan-US) Climate and Information Service Taskforce
- Risk-Informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)
- Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
(4) Promotion of Global Expansion of Climate-related Services and Technologies through Public-Private Partnerships 
- Public-Private-Academic Networking Meeting on Climate-related Risks in Japan and AP-PLAT
- Japan International Public-Private Association for Disaster Risk Reduction (JIPAD)
- Publication of “Climate Change Adaptation Good Practices”
- Initiative to Promote the Development of EWS in the Asia-Pacific Region through Public-Private Partnerships (MOE Japan’s new initiative*)
(*) MOE Japan is planning to establish a cooperative structure for Japanese companies interested in developing EWS (e.g., installation of observation devices, analysis and projection based on observation data, delivery of climate information services) and developing projects using EWS in the Asia-Pacific region, in a way that can be well adapted to the circumstances of each country. As the first step, MOE Japan aims to build a prototype EWS in the Asian region to pave the way for further development.