GJETC Council Meeting Sep. 2021
On 13th and 14th September 2021, the 11th Council Meeting of the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) took place at the Japanese-German Centre Berlin (JDZB) – for the first time in hybrid form.
Currently supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Japanese Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry (METI), the Cooperation Council has been making an important contribution since its establishment in spring 2016 through bilateral knowledge exchange on energy and climate policy issues as well as the preparation of studies and recommendations to the German and Japanese governments.
The German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) has decided to further develop its study program. The background is the risks of increasing weather extremes and unabated climate change, but also the potential economic opportunities of a climate neutrality strategy. The more ambitious climate protection goals of countries such as the USA, China, the EU, Japan and Germany, as well as the agenda of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, make new focal points of the study program necessary. At its eleventh Council meeting, held in hybrid form in Berlin, the GJETC deliberated on the current situation and agreed on additional studies on decarbonization of industry, battery systems and long-term scenarios, among others.