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.
Many exchanges contributing to the low-carbon transition are already active between businesses, local governments and research institutes from Europe and Japan. Examples include sectors such as renewable energy (offshore wind, solar, biomass…), hydrogen, sustainable consumer goods, green finance, clean mobility… These successful partnerships take place in Japan and in Europe, but also in other parts of the world, including developing countries.
In order to support and strengthen this dynamic, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation launched in fall 2020 the organization of a one year cycle of seminars, webinars and conferences, with the financial support of the European Union’s Foreign Policy Instrument.
These events, gathering climate action leaders from Europe and Japan, cover various topics related to the transition to a low-carbon society, in order to support European and Japanese policymakers and industry representatives to share best practices, solutions, policies and technologies aiming to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Topics to be covered through this project include:
- Raising the national ambitions for climate
- Accelerating renewable energy deployment
- Moving towards a clean hydrogen
- Exploring the links between trade, industry and climate
- Mobilizing local governments for climate action
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Interested businesses and local governments from Europe and Japan interested in joining to this project as participant for future events or contributors for publications on our website are invited to contact the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation for further information: Stéfan Le Dû – Project Manager : Email – LinkedIn.
The activities carried out through this project are climate neutral. We reduce the greenhouse gases emissions at the source whenever possible, and we offset the remaining, unavoidable emissions through a carbon offset service provided by European company ClimatePartner. For each kilogram of CO2 generated by our website or our events, we purchase the equivalent credit of CO2 removal, financing decarbonization projects (renewable energy, forest preservation, etc.) in different regions of the world. To know more about the climate neutrality of each event, please refer to the climate neutrality logo visible at the bottom of the event’s page.
This project (events and website) is developed with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument and managed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the project managing organization and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
More about the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Established in 1987, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a unique venture between the European Commission (Directorate General for Growth – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) and the Japanese Government (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). The mission of the EU-Japan Centre, a non-profit organization, is to enhance all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between Japan and the EU, and to strengthen the technological capabilities and the competitiveness of the European and Japanese industrial systems. The EU-Japan Centre has its head office in Tokyo and an office in Brussels.