Outreach: Perspectives and First Results of the GJETC

Bilateral cooperation such as the GJETC can play an important role in mastering the challenges of the energy transition in the respective countries and facilitate the knowledge transfer worldwide with good examples. Since its foundation in May 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. One main task of the GJETC is a study program using evidence-based scenarios and system analysis. A year after the council took up its work the preliminary results of the studies have been presented and discussed by the German and Japanese GJETC members under the title:

„German-Japanese dialogue: How far can the Energy transition go?“
Perspectives and First Results of the
German – Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC)


In his opening speech Atsushi Taketani (Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, METI) underlined the importance of the systematic, scientific discussion about the comparability and differences in the evaluation of the approaches for the energy transition in both countries. After the input presentations by the GJETC Co-Chairs Prof. Peter Hennicke and Prof. Masakazu Toyoda more than 100 participants who followed the invitation of the GJETC witnessed a lively discussion about the results of the study program.


A short summary of the first results can be found in the report about the 3rd Council Meeting. Prof. Jun Arima, Dr. Hiroshi Okamoto, Franzjosef Schafhausen and Prof. Eicke Weber (photo 2, from l. to r.) discussed the feasibility of the energy transition before the different framework conditions of both countries.