Beyond Climate Emergency – Steps towards Carbon Neutrality
German-Japanese study results on key questions
The COVID-19 pandemic reminded the world community that global threats must be dealt with on a global level, rendering international cooperation indispensable. This holds especially true for the ongoing climate crisis threatening the lives of future generations. To meet the targets proclaimed in the Paris Agreement, joint efforts fostering energy transitions and other climate policies worldwide are needed.
Since its foundation in 2016, the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) has been working on strategic and systemic analysis to develop policy advice for new and long-term perspectives on the way to an ambitious energy transition.
In an Online Outreach Event on July 2, 2021 (9:00-10:30 CEST / 16:00-11:30 JST), members of the GJETC presented results and policy recommendations from recent studies that deal with key questions for the energy transition in both countries:
- How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data be utilized to optimize power grid operation?
- To what extend can Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen contribute to the decarbonization of energy-intensive industries?
- And which impact of COVID-19 can be observed on energy consumption, social behaviour and climate policy?
Also new study topics for the 3rd phase of the GJETC were presented. Amongst others, the Council gave an update on Germany’s / Japan’s climate strategy and its implications and discussed possible pathways and solutions for carbon neutrality. Participants were invited to participate in the Q&A session.