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 organizes 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.
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Past events reports
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.
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.