Co-Benefits: Co-Benefits Approach

For developing countries, pollution problems such as air pollution and water pollution caused along with economic development are more likely to damage health and property of the citizens. Therefore, these problems are pressing challenges which require preventive measures and control measures. To aim at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions simultaneously in the course of overcoming development challenges for the developing countries, i.e. to aim at achieving both the benefit of development and the benefit of climate change, is called “Co-Benefits Approach” which is regarded as an important concept when countermeasures for climate change in the developing countries are considered.

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[Activities of OECC]

[Progress of Co-Benefits Approach]

※The Japanese government and the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China signed the Memorandum on Implementation of Cooperation for Co-Benefits Approach, etc. (3rd Phase) on 27 April 2016.

[Activities of the governments of the developing countries]

(※Local organization in China supporting cooperation between China and Japan for Co-Benefits Approach)