GJETC Outreach Event, 9th December 2022 (online)
Connecting the Outcome of COP 27 with German-Japanese Cooperation on the Energy Transition,
08:30-10:00h CET / 16:30-18:00h JST
While Russia’s war against Ukraine is still going on, the international community convened in Sharm el-Sheikh for the COP 27 to discuss yet another global crisis: How to ensure full implementation of the Paris Agreement, namely reaching the 1.5°C target? Especially industrialized countries such as Germany and Japan need to implement measures to reduce their Greenhouse Gas emissions significantly, while also taking over responsibility for the damage they have already caused to the global climate decades ago and hereby particularly damaging the global South.
From a German-Japanese perspective, the outreach event on December 9 brought light on the outcomes of the COP 27 with a focus on the question of whether substantial contributions for accelerated action that would also aim at a just transition worldwide have been agreed on. It further discussed how cooperation between Germany and Japan can foster/stimulate accelerated international efforts on climate change mitigation.