Both Europe and Japan are pursuing carbon neutrality by 2050, a necessary step to prevent the planet’s temperature from rising more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. In this context, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation organized between October 2020 and October 2021 a one-year cycle of events to support further trade, industry and economic cooperation between Europe and Japan for climate action, covering topics such as renewable energy, clean hydrogen, decarbonization policies, local action for climate and green innovation. You can find below the archives (recording, presentations, summaries) of these events.

Archives of our series of events | October 2020 – October 2021

EU-Japan Conference | Cities, regions, clusters: on the road to zero carbon | 26-27 October 2021

What are the best practices in Europe and Japan? How do regional industrial clusters contribute to these efforts? What are the existing cooperation initiatives between Europe and Japan at the local level? How can national policies unlock local initiatives, and local initiatives inspire national policies? How can stakeholders from Japan and the EU further cooperate on these matters? This online event took the audience into a virtual tour of leading European and Japanese clusters, cities and regions on the pathway towards carbon neutrality. 

Trade & Industry towards Carbon Neutrality | EU-Japan Online Conference | June 2021 | Summary

Building on the strength of bilateral trade, and leveraging the effect of EU-Japan cooperation on regulations and standards, this event focused on technologies and sectors that are key to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 in the EU and Japan: renewable energy, hydrogen, clean mobility, and the raw materials required by these industries. It aimed at facilitating the exchanges of experiences between business representatives from the EU and Japan about the potential opportunities associated with green growth, on both markets and on the global scene.

Offshore Wind Energy: Deepening EU-Japan Cooperation | Online Workshop | April 2021 | Summary

This event aimed at supporting further cooperation between European and Japanese stakeholders in offshore wind. It highlighted existing partnerships, helped companies from both sides to better know each other, and included a focus on two key topics: certification and conformity assessment of offshore wind technologies, and cost reduction of floating offshore wind.

Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement and beyond: the EU and Japan towards carbon neutrality in 2050 | EU-Japan Roundtable, December 2020 | Summary

During this online roundtable held on 8th December 2020, speakers from Europe and Japan illustrated what the Paris Agreement has changed for them and their organizations. They also explored together the path towards net zero emission in 2050, through the examples of public policies, business initiatives, youth engagement, science and international cooperation.

2020: Raising the ambition for climate | EU-Japan Webinar, October 2020 | Summary

In this webinar, the European Commission and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan introduced the latest developments in their ambitions and efforts for climate action. Two businesses, L’Oréal from Europe and Ricoh from Japan, illustrated how the Paris Agreement and the NDCs set by governments are key towards shifting business activities in sectors such as cosmetics and electronics.

Our one-year cycle of events in figures

6 seminars
2 conferences

4000 attendees

100+ speakers

They spoke in our events:
Businesses
: L’Oréal Japan | Ricoh | Sekisui House | MyMizu | WindEurope | Japan Wind Power Association | Ørsted | Sumitomo Corporation | NSK Motion & Control | Siemens Gamesa | Mitsubishi Electric | Van Oord | TÜV SÜD | ClassNK | The Japan Electric Manufacturers Association | Stiesdal Offshore Technologies | Ocean Winds | JERA | BW Ideol | Japan Maritime Corporation | 2-B Energy | Tokyo Rope | Global Wind Energy Council | Nobian | Asahi Kasei | Enagas | Toray | Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking | Hydrogen Europe | ECOS Consult | BloombergNEF | Enel Green Power | Kansai Electric Power Company | Japan Hydrogen Association | McKinsey & Company | BMW | Toyota Motor | Umicore | Sojitz Corporation | Mitsubishi Power | thyssenkrupp | H3 Dynamics | CMB | Panasonic | Metro Mondego | Odakyu Electric Railway | Global Omnium · Government: Delegation of the European Union to Japan | European Commission DG CLIMA | European Commission DG ENER | European Commission DG GROWTH | European Commission DG TRADE | Ministry of the Environment of Japan | Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan | City of Kyoto | Embassy of Germany to Japan | Embassy of France to Japan | Embassy of Slovenia to Japan | Embassy of Italy to Japan | NEDO | IPHE | OECD | European Commission DG RTD | Nagano Prefecture | Regional Municipality of Bornholm | Toyama City | Grenoble Alpes Métropole | Iki City | Shiga Prefecture | Utrecht City | Toyota City | Tottori Prefecture | Ghent City | Niseko Town | Lahti City | Tokyo Metropolitan Government | Kyoto City | State of Saxony · Academia & Civil Society: CDP Japan | Doshisha University | Overseas Environment Cooperation Center | University of Tokyo | Fridays for Future Japan | Social Innovation Japan | Coastal Development Institute of Technology | Kyushu University | Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) | European Center for Japanese Studies in Alsace (CEEJA) | Energy Cork | Fukushima Energy Agency | CAT.AL Lombardy High Tech Agrofood Cluster | Wood Industry Cluster of Slovenia | Visit Valencia Foundation