GJETC Outreach, Sep 2018
GJETC Outreach, 10. September 2018
The Importance of International Cooperation under Disruptive Changes
Recommendations and Lessons Learnt from a Fruitful German-Japanese Dialogue on the Energy Transition
In the face of the rather unambitious global implementation of the Paris Agreement, the vivid – and sometimes also controversial dialogue – of leading industrial nations, such as Germany and Japan, is becoming more important than ever. Especially in sensitive areas such as climate and resource protection, cooperative knowledge exchange can accelerate the necessary developments.
Since its foundation in May 2016, the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) has been working on strategic and systemic analysis to develop policy advice for new and long-term perspectives on the way to an ambitious energy transition. Common challenges have been identified and differences in perception, notions and framework conditions have been discussed.
The GJETC is an experiment on the intensification of bi-national scientific dialogue. This experiment is based on the conviction that joint solutions can be found, but only if diverging interests, motivations and values of the partners are transparent, clearly articulated and mutually respected.
German and Japanese representatives of the Council are going to share their experiences and recommendations and discuss the pros and cons of such bi-national institution as well as ideas for future endeavors
Datum: Montag, 10. September 2018
Ort: Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), Tokyo