¥1.8bn fund to promote green technologies in Asia

A new trust fund aimed at promoting low carbon technologies in developing Asian countries has been launched. The Japanese Government has provided a ¥1.8 billion (£0.010bn) grant for the Japan […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new trust fund aimed at promoting low carbon technologies in developing Asian countries has been launched.

The Japanese Government has provided a ¥1.8 billion (£0.010bn) grant for the Japan Fund Joint Crediting Mechanism (JFJCM), which will help finance projects including waste-to-energy schemes, energy efficiency measures and smart grids.

The Asia and Pacific region has become a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and accounted for 43% of the world’s CO2 emissions in 2010, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which is managing the fund.

ADB President Takehiko Nakao said: “The establishment of the JFJCM is a timely step to help meet the demands of the Asia and Pacific region for sustainable low-carbon infrastructure.”

Earlier this year a new platform aimed at attracting clean energy investment in Asia and the Pacific was launched.