In the face of the paltry ambitious global implementation of the Paris Agreement Japan and Germany, as leading industrialized nations, have a special responsibility to contribute towards a global decarbonization. The vivid – and sometimes also controversial dialogue – on ways and means for the energy transition is more important than ever.
Within the framework of the “German-Japanese Energy Transition Council” (GJETC) experts from Germany and Japan have been working on analyzing the challenges of the energy transition in Germany and Japan in the past 2 years in order to develop policy advice how the energy transition in both countries can be accelerated by collaborative learning.
The mutual recommendations for the different stakeholders from politics, industry and civil society will be presented and discussed by the Council from German and Japanese side in a public Outreach event together with the question of the role of such a form of binational cooperation in the international context.
The Importance of International Cooperation under Disruptive Changes:
Recommendations & Lessons Learnt from a Fruitful German-Japanese Dialogue on the Energy Transition
Friday, 20th April 2018, 14:00 to 16:00
Press and Visitors’ Center of the Federal Government (PBZ) in Berlin
“Two years of cooperation in the GJETC – Recommendation and Critical Dialogue“
(Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke, German Co-Chair GJETC; Prof. Dr. Jun Arima, GJETC Council Member)
“Energy situation in Japan, policy review and NEDO’s activities”
(Takashi Omote, New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization, NEDO)
“A resource efficient pathway towards a greenhouse gas neutral Germany”
(Dr. Harry Lehmann, Federal Environmental Agency, UBA)