8. German-Japanese Environment and Energy Dialogue Forum, 2017


New framework for energy supply and climate protection

Photo: State Secretary Schwarzelühr-Sutter with NEDO Chairman Furukawa

On February 10, 2017 the 8th German-Japanese Environment and Energy Dialogue Forum concluded with great success. Nearly 180 participants followed the lectures and discussions of the experts from Germany and Japan on the consequences and challenges of the electricity market liberalization and the role of municipalities in the implementation of the Energy Transition. In the technical sessions, the focus was on power-to-gas as a means of flexibility and sectoral integration as well as the role of ICT technologies for the integration of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

In a separate German-Japanese Roundtable selected experts also discussed the framework conditions and cooperation possibilities regarding the integration of renewable energies in the building sector.

Representatives from Freiburg, Osnabrück, Hanover and Göttingen who visited Japan at the same time as part of a project of the German and Japanese environmental dialogue forum to visit climate city partnerships participated in the forum.

For State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, who opened the Forum in Tokyo already for the second time, city cooperations for climate protection and renewable energies are an important components, as they decisively drive the energy development with broad acceptance among the population: "It is a matter of which solutions we can get off the ground together. Only when we enter into a dialogue and remain so as well as remain committed to cooperative projects, we will be able to achieve the goals of Paris."


  • Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO)



  • Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry - METI
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - DBU


  • ECOS Consult


Johanna Schilling
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