JP3-REDD+

Japan Public-Private Platform for REDD+ (JP3-REDD+) is a platform for information and experience sharing and synergy among diverse Japanese actors, including private businesses, NGOs, government agencies, research institutions and other relevant organizations and authorities, with the ultimate goal of promoting the activities of REDD+.

Purpose of the Platform

REDD+ is a method to the conservation of tropical forests in developing countries. Dialogue aimed at positioning REDD+ in a new international framework put into effect in 2020 is currently underway.
Meanwhile, REDD+ has also made progress in the international community for initiatives aimed at voluntary emissions reductions by companies and organizations. The Government of Japan has similarly implemented studies and model projects to promote REDD+ using Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).
In response to the above situations, JP3-REDD+ was established and its “Immediate Action Program” was subsequently adopted on November 7, 2014, to further facilitate public–private collaboration and progress in REDD+ in Japan.

JP3-REDD+ Immediate Action Program

1.Activities of platform

① Promotion of understanding of REDD+:

This platform aims to promote understanding of REDD+ by disseminating information online, via website and SNS, and through related events for the platform. This information will include (i) international trends, (ii) the importance of forest conservation activities in developing countries, (iii) the REDD+ mechanism, and (iv) the activities of member organizations. Furthermore, information about holistic initiatives carried out by the Japanese private and public sectors will be introduced at every available opportunity such as international conferences.

② Sharing information and knowledge, and exchanging technics:

Member organizations will share the information, knowledge and experiences needed for implementing and facilitating forest conservation activities that include REDD+, and facilitate technical cooperation among member organizations.

③ Development of win-win business model:

Combinations of public support and private funds for forest conservation activities, such as REDD+, will be reviewed, and private business models contributing to forest conservation will be developed, as well as making suggestions and recommendations about appropriately systems and public supports.

2.Activities of member organizations

Member organizations are expected to contribute to JP3-REDD+ activities according to each situation, using the resources available to them, working with other stakeholders if necessary. They are also expected to actively engage in forest conservation activities that include REDD+ in developing countries, with a medium- and long-term view.

3.Immediate contribution to the goal

The member organizations and all the other stakeholders are encouraged to reduce 10 million tons CO2eq greenhouse gas emissions (including enhancement of absorbing and storing of the gas), covering annual emissions from daily-life of around 750,000 peoples, in 6 years by 2020, through forest conservation activities in developing countries by the member organizations, while also taking biodiversity conservation and sustainable development (poverty reduction) into due consideration and improving the situations.
*Adapted from “CO2 emissions per person (FY2012): approx. 2,242 kg CO2/person,” (source: Japan Center for Climate Change Actions (JCCCA) official website (in Japanese))

4. Code of conduct to be observed by member organizations

Member organizations must meet the following criteria when carrying out their initiatives:
1. Conclude a written agreement with each government of host country with full prior explanation
2. Observe the laws and regulations in place in each developing country
3. Adequately address environmental and social safeguards
4. Implement MRV (measurement, reporting, and verification)

5.Action Period

November 7, 2014 through December 31, 2020 (tentative)

6.Organizational Structure

The organization will establish a Knowledge Working Group, Communications Working Group and Business Model Working Group to implement the above-mentioned activities.
Approximately 70 actors, including private businesses, NGOs, government agencies, research institutions and other relevant organizations and authorities, have participated in JP3-REDD+. Facilitating knowledge and technology sharing and discussions, JP3-REDD+ will also continue to increase membership and further contribute to efforts to combat global warming based on public–private cooperation.

Knowledge Working Group
Communications Working Group
Business Model Working Group

Executive Committee

  • Conservation International Japan (CI Japan)
  • Dr. Masahiro Amano, Waseda University
  • Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
  • Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO)
  • KANEMATSU Corporation
  • Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
  • KOKUSAI KOGYO Co., Ltd.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
  • The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)

Secretariat

  • Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)

Organizers of Working Group

Knowledge Working Group

  • Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)

Communications Working Group

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)

Business Model Working Group

  • KOKUSAI KOGYO Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.

Members

  • APP JAPAN LIMITED
  • Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd.
  • ASKUL Corporation
  • Borneo Conservation Trust Japan (BCTJ)
  • C.D.C. International Corporation
  • CARBON FREE CONSULTING CORPORATION
  • Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER)
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ECO-TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS Co.,Ltd.
  • Conservation International Japan (CI Japan)
  • CTI Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Dari K Co., Ltd.
  • Earth and Human Corporation
  • ERM Japan Ltd.
  • EX Research Institute Ltd.
  • FRUTA FRUTA , Inc.
  • GDI Communications Inc.
  • General Agriculture & Forestry Co., Ltd.
  • Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC).
  • Hata Support Co., Ltd.
  • Honeyrenaissance Co.,Ltd.
  • IC Net Limited
  • IDEA Consultants, Inc.
  • Ides inc.
  • IMG Inc.
  • InterRisk Research Institute & Consulting, Inc.
  • ITOKI CORPORATION
  • Japan Forest Technology Association
  • Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO)
  • Japan-Malaysia Association
  • JAPAN NUS Co., Ltd. (JANUS)
  • Japan Overseas Forestry Consultants Association (JOFCA)
  • Japan Overseas Plantation Center for Pulpwood (JOPP)
  • Japan Paper Association
  • Japan Peatland Society
  • Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)
  • Japan Space Systems
  • Japan Sustainable Forest Management Forum
  • KANEMATSU Corporation
  • Kanepackage Co., Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Geological Engineering Co.,Ltd.
  • Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
  • KOKUSAI KOGYO Co., Ltd.
  • Midori Engineering Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • more trees
  • myclimate Japan Co. Ltd.
  • Nakanihon Air Service CO.,LTD.
  • NEC Corporation
  • NIPPON KOEI Co., Ltd.
  • NPO Asian Green Forest Network (AGFN)
  • NTC INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
  • Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd.
  • PADECO Co., Ltd.
  • PASCO CORPORATION
  • POLYTECH ADD, Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability Co., Ltd.
  • Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
  • Sanyu Consultants Inc.
  • Science Co., Ltd.
  • SmartBeans inc.
  • Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
  • Taisei Corporation
  • The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • The Institute for Himalayan Conservation Japan (IHC-JAPAN)
  • The Woodmiles Forum
  • Tokushima Supporting Organization of JICA/JOCV
  • Tokushima-godo Securities Co.,Ltd.
  • Value Frontier Co.,LTD
  • VIRTUE CORPORATION
  • VIVO Corporation Co.,Ltd
  • WasteBox Co.,Ltd.
  • YANMAR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY SUPPORT ASSOCIATION
  • YL Forest Co., Ltd.
  • Forestry Agency
  • Ministry of the Environment
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)


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