Project Activities

Local Environment

Promoting the Co-benefits Approach to Climate Change and Development

Overcoming a variety of development issues together with achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions, the co-benefits approach is considered to be one of the promising measures in developing countries. OECC, through commissioned works from the Ministry of the Environment, has been promoting the co-benefits approach and implementing policy research and proposals, and technical assistance to reduce emissions of air pollutants such as the greenhouse gases at the same time in China and Mongolia. Policy proposals and technology introduction in China Economic growth is remarkable in China, although urban environmental pollution such as air pollution and water pollution is a serious issue. There has been urgent requirement climate change mitigation in the 13th Five-Year Plan to be implemented from 2016 to 2020, in continuation from the 12th Five-Year Plan of 2011 to 2015, emission reductions of unit GDP carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) of -18%, -15%, -15% from the 2015 level has been set respectively. As an effort to contribute to these solutions, support for policy dialogue between the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the the Ministry of Environmental Protection, China , joint policy research with the China Research Center for Environmental Economics (PRCEE) and training for local government officials were conducted by OECC. In addition, with the cooperation of Japanese engineers, OECC has also proposing environmental management techniques and technology to promote a co-benefits approach. Introduction to high-efficiency boilers for heating in Mongolia Mongolia is a country, which heavily depends on coal and in the […]

Local Environment

Dust and Sandstorm / Air Pollution Management

Joint Research on Dust and Sand Storms (DSS) among China, Korea and Japan Dust and Sand Storms (DSS) has been recognized as a cross-boundary issue to be solved in North-East Asian countries , namely Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan. It has caused economic and social impacts, including health, while the scientific mechanism has not been clear completely, and it requires partnership and cooperation among countries. To this end, OECC supports a joint study for DSS under framework of the Tripartite Environmental Ministers Meeting (TEMM) by China, Republic of Korea, and Japan. The joint research includes investigation of scientific mechanism, impacts, as well as vegetation management of DSS sources etc., and these have been conducted with particpation by leading scientists in these countries. TEMM DSS Online Portal As part of MOEJ’s information dissemination efforts, OECC had been commissioned also to manage DSS Observation Data Page as below. “DSS LIDAR”, the image character of MOEJ Real-time DSS Information   Air Pollution in East Asia Air pollution continues to be a serious problem in China, caused by Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted from fossil fuel combustion. In addition to that, rapid increase of PM2.5 oriented from automobile exhaust gas has had a big impact on health and sometimes caused asthma. To tackle these issues in China and Mongolia, OECC has provided support not only on technology transfer but also on sharing lessons learned from Japan’s long time effort to overcome air pollution. We have many stocks of lessons learned varied […]