JETI's Online Seminar Series on Business, Finance and Climate Change:
Policy Innovation in the Power Sector Towards Net Zero Emissions

Date: Wednesday 21st July 2021
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 (JST) / 08:00 – 10:00 (BST)
Format: Zoom Webinar with simultaneous translation for Japanese-English
Cost: Free

Hosts: Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI) and Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)

Audience: Targeting stakeholders in the power sector, investors, media and policy leaders

JETI Conference Outline

This online conference series is a gathering of senior leaders from business, finance, policymaking and think tanks to discuss issues and solutions towards driving innovation in policy towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A particular focus will be on greater multi-stakeholder participation in climate change solutions in Japan. A desired outcome is that the conference will trigger new partnerships and practical ideas around climate policy innovation among stakeholders from business, finance, research, and policymakers. Participation will be free of charge but limited to individuals active in driving solutions and innovation in their fields (business, finance, think tanks/research, policy makers).


This online seminar looks at how Japan’s power sector can take advantage of global and Japanese opportunities in the energy transition and also, the risks of lagging. A key focus will be on policy innovation taking place globally to facilitate expansion of renewable energy, and adaptation of the power sector to such transition as seen in Europe.




Opening Remarks (10 min)

Global Context
Kei Takahashi, Policy Researcher, Business Taskforce (JCLP Secretariat), IGES

Presentations (45 min)

Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric
"Direction of EU climate policy, and electrification as a winning strategy to combat climate change" (TBC)

"Japan's energy mix revision and renewable policy context" (TBC)

"Japan's utility sector's path towards 2050 net zero target" (TBC)

Seiji Kawazoe, Senior stewardship officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
"Investor expectation on utility companies' transition" (TBC)

Panel Discussion (40 min)

How can Japan’s power sector take advantage of global and Japanese opportunities in the energy transition, and what associated energy policy measures/reform is needed for the 2050 goals.
All speakers

Audience Q&A (15 min)

All speakers





Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Kei Takahashi
Policy Researcher, Business Taskforce (JCLP Secretariat)


Kristian Ruby
Secretary General


The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Name TBC
Position TBC


Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC)
Name TBC
Position TBC


Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
Seiji Kawazoe
Senior stewardship officer
Climate Action 100+ Steering committee member