10. German-Japanese Environment and Energy Dialogue Forum, 2019


Policies and Technologies for Decarbonizing the Energy System

Waste heat utilization, Hydrogen, Sector Coupling – how the energy supply can be decarbonized

More than 250 participants atttended the 10th Anniversary of the German-Japanese Environmental and Energy Dialogue Forum in Tokyo

German and Japanese experts from politics, industry and science met for the 10th time to discuss key issues and technologies for climate and environmental protection. The effects of long-term energy and climate strategies in both countries were discussed as well as the role of hydrogen in the future energy systems and the challenges for the long-term decarbonization of the heat sector. Pioneering projects for power-to-heat applications, including low-temperature applications and the use of industrial waste heat in local heating networks, were presented. Possibilities and limits of biomass use and the necessity of legislative steering of market development by politicians were the topics on the second day as well as in a separate roundtable.

Opened the anniversary edition of the German-Japanese Environment and Energy Dialogue (from left to right):
Harald Neitzel (BMU), Dr. Nicole Glanemann (BMWi), Ambassador Ina Lepel, NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka, Izuru Kobayashi (NEDO) and Norihiko Kimura (METI).

The German-Japanese Environmental and Energy Dialogue Forum celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since its founding in 2007, the Forum has developed into a renowned platform for the exchange of information between experts from business, science and politics in both countries on current environmental and energy issues as well as an incubator for cooperation projects.

The 10th German-Japanese Environment and Energy Dialogue Forum is organized by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Organization (NEDO) and implemented by ECOS and Adelphi.

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