JETI Webinar Series
Carbon pricing in Japan to accelerate the energy transition

Date: October 26, 2022 Wednesday
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 (JST) / 8:00 – 9:00 (BST)
Format: Zoom Webinar with simultaneous translation in Japanese-English
Cost: Free

Hosts: Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI), Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (JCLP), Institute of Global Environmental Studies (IGES)
Audience: Corporates (including Utilities, Industries Sector), Investors, Policy makers and Regulators

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).


Amidst an energy crisis and a power supply crunch, the Japanese power sector is today experiencing unprecedented stress owing to its deep dependence on fossil fuels. The country, has recently subscribed to a G7 pledge of achieving a predominantly decarbonised power sector by 2035, but Japan’s current policy framework is insufficient to deliver this goal, and a significant acceleration in renewables deployment is required

As the Japanese government is currently reviewing its existing carbon pricing mechanism, the report “Put a Price on It” Proposes a carbon pricing mechanism that can accelerate the energy transition in Japan while reducing energy bills and increasing energy security.


This webinar will include a research presentation from the report author from Carbon Tracker on the key findings of “Put a Price on it”. This will be followed by short a presentation from InfluenceMap on corporate engagement with climate and carbon pricing policy in Japan. Finally, a panel discussion with experts from the region will explore the implication of carbon pricing reform from the point of view of industry and investors. The discussion will consider how to address the main barriers that are hampering Japan’s transition away from fossil fuels. Audience input will be welcomed with a Q&A session to conclude the webinar.

  • Present findings of the Carbon Tracker report on carbon pricing in Japan
  • Highlight the importance of policy instruments in accelerating the phaseout of fossil fuels and boost renewables deployment
  • Discuss the main barriers hampering Japan’s transition away from fossil fuels towards renewables and propose ways to solve this vicious cycle


Opening remarks (2-3 min)

Introduction of the Session and Speakers
Moderator: Makiko Arima, Environmental Consultant

Presentation (15 min)

Research presentation on Carbon Pricing in Japan
Lorenzo Sani, Carbon Tracker

Presentation on corporate engagement with Climate Policy in Japan
Monica Nagashima, InfluenceMap

Panel Session: Responses to the Presentations (10min)

All speakers

Panel discussion + Q&A (25 min)

All speakers

Closing remarks (2-3 min)





Makiko Arima
Environmental Consultant



Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)
Anjali Viswamohanan
Director of Policy



Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Dr. Naoki Matsuo
Principal Researcher, Ph.D. in Physics



BloombegNEF (BNEF)
Isshu Kikuma
Japan Energy Analyst



Carbon Tracker
Lorenzo Sani
Associate Power Analyst



Monica Nagashima
Japan Country Manager