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
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
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.
Kei Takahashi, Policy Researcher, Business Taskforce (JCLP Secretariat), IGES
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)
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.
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Policy Researcher, Business Taskforce (JCLP Secretariat)
The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC)
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
Senior stewardship officer
Climate Action 100+ Steering committee member