Services for OECC members
The OECC first issued the OECC Journal in August, 1990. The Journal is currently published three times a year and covers a variety of environmental topics, including overseas international environmental cooperation activities, Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) initiatives, the international community’s approach to environmental issues, independent studies by OECC members, and news from experts dispatched overseas.
OECC Environment Project Finding Study；
The OECC makes use of the outstanding professional expertise of its members to examine different approaches to tackling environmental issues in developing countries (such as air pollution, water pollution, and waste management). Research is solicited from member groups, and the OECC offers some support in carrying it out. Research findings are publically announced with the hope that they can be used to further various aspects of international environmental cooperation.
Independent studies address a wide variety of environmental issues and topics with the aim of developing specific countermeasures and problem-solving tools. OECC provides venues and opportunities for member groups to meet and conduct research independently, inviting environmental leaders when needed to support accurate information gathering and analysis. Exchanges among members lead to the development of new ideas and consideration of environmentally sound business models, increasing the likelihood that these can be applied in the future.
Seminars and training sessions
OECC holds periodically training seminars/training sessions on updated topics to develop the capacity and human resources.
OECC seminars are held with the aim of broadening participants’ understanding of overseas environmental cooperation and environmental issues.
OECC training sessions；
OECC training sessions are primarily directed at OECC members, and are held with the aim of developing participants’ professional expertise in the area of overseas environmental cooperation.
Certification Center on Climate Change, Japan
Certifying Japan’s climate change initiatives；
4CJ was established in October 2008. It aims to ensure transparency and reliability by playing secretariat’s role for carbon offsetting through the “Public Certification Scheme”, the “Offset Providers’ Disclosure Program” and the “Japan Verified Emission Reduction (J-VER) Scheme” in line with the guidelines introduced by Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MoEJ)